Our Mission: To Enable Non-Native English Speakers to Speak & Publish Scientific Literature Like a Native Speaker

Advanced Oral Skills: Presenting at Conferences


  •     ● To learn how to organize a talk for a scientific conference
  •     ● To learn how to speak clearly and understandably at a conference
  •     ● To learn how to create and present scientific viewgraphs


  •     ● Public Speaking Skills
  •     ● Preparing a Conference Presentation
  •     ● Presenting at a Conference

Evaluation (total 50 pnts)

Time Line

§Topic 題目Week 週
1Introduction to course, classmates and teacher (selective)1 11
Chapter 9 Preparing for the Conference
9.1Overview of Chapter 91
9.2Announcing the Conference1
9.3Organizing your presentation2
9.4Speaking Clearly and Understandably3
Evaluation Item: Submit Abstract to XTOP Conference4
9.5Confidently Presenting4
9.6Key word outline5
9.7Slides and Viewgraphs6
Chapter 10 Presenting at a Conference
10.1Overview of Chapter 107
10.3Answering Questionsskip8
10.4Chairing a Session
(for students chosen as conference chairs ONLY in 9 week course)
10.5Improving by Observingskip8
Participate in the XTOP conference
  •     ● For dates & details refer to the conference website: http://www.xiaotu.ca/xtop/
  •     ● Students must attend minumum 4 sessions + Keynote speech. (We hope you attend more.)