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2017/2018  BA-BEUBO1605U  Oral Presentation and Interaction

English Title
Oral Presentation and Interaction

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Bachelor of Arts in European Business
Course coordinator
  • Kursusansvarlig
    Karen Hoby Skanning - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Communication
  • Language
Last updated on 30-06-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: The student must be able to:
  • Assess and adapt his/her language to the recipient and the rhetorical situation;
  • Express him-/herself in clear, concise and correct English while using relevant professional terms and observing pragmatic and linguistic norms;
  • Ensure that the case presentation appears relevant and coherent throughout;
  • Engage in a detailed professional dialogue;
  • Adapt to the cultural context and interact in a manner relevant to the communication situation
Oral Presentation and Interaction:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 1 page
Assignment type Case based assignment
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
30 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and external examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

Oral presentation and interaction regarding a communication situation based on case chosen by the students individually. Each student will hand in a synopsis of one (1) standard page on a theme of their own choice, relating to the course contents. In the synopsis, the students must account for their choices of theory and data. The synopsis must be handed in no later than two weeks prior to the oral examination date.


Students may use electronic presentation devices and bring cue cards for the oral exam.




Course content and structure

The course is taught in English and the exam is conducted in English. The student must further develop his/her skills in adequate intercultural communication in different situations. The course will include practicing oral communication scenarios in English as they appear in typical corporate/organizational contexts, i.e. reception of delegations, participation in meetings/conferences, company presentations, project presentations etc. Case work and roleplay will be part of the course. When preparing cases in class and for the exam, students are expected to draw on knowledge acquired in previous semesters and to independently provide other necessary information.

Teaching methods
Teaching methods may vary, depending on the task at hand. The may include presentations by lecturer and students, tutorials, oral assignments - individual or in groups. In the first half of the semester, students must participate in a mandatory conference and hand in one (1) mandatory assignment in connection with the conference.
Feedback during the teaching period
Students will work with self evaluation and peer feedback in class. They will also receive feedback on written assignments and oral presentations given in class.
Student workload
Tuition 36 hours
Preparation 150 hours
Exam 24 hours
Expected literature

Owen, Hargie: Skilled Interpersonal Communication, Routledge 2011 + selected articles available on Learn

Last updated on 30-06-2017