Presentations in English

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Giving a convincing and compelling presentation in English

Working in English often requires much more than just speaking good and fluent English. In addition to improving one’s overall English proficiency, people who have to speak English at work often need to brush up on the softer aspects of their English communication skills. Giving a presentation is difficult enough in one’s native language – never mind preparing and making an English presentation! At Nations our role as training and communication experts is to help you communicate better in English. This includes helping you to give a presentation in English with confidence. Since the heart of the Nations Total English for Business programme is one-to-one training, the English course is always tailored to suit your individual needs. Trainers can integrate elements specifically related to your needs to create a balanced English learning programme which matches your targets. We encourage you to bring your job-specific materials with you. These will be integrated into your individual classes with complete confidentiality.

Topics for presenting in English may include:

  • Preparing your presentation
  • What is your message?
  • Aiming at your audience: different levels of formality, of technical expertise
  • Give a presentation to different cultures
  • Structuring
  • Reporting/forecasting
  • Connecting cause and effect
  • Introduction and outline
  • Navigating
  • Constructing an argument
  • Visual support – PowerPoint presentations in English
  • Body language
  • Pacing
  • Summary and conclusion
  • Dealing with questions


The one-to-one training is balanced with focus on the following, according to specific needs of

Core language skills such as:

  • structures, word order
  • enhanced listening
  • using basic and complex tenses
  • overview of grammar points
  • accuracy work
  • fixed phrases
  • idiomatic language and colloquialism
  • pronunciation
  • intonation
  • precise writing skills
  • word families

Core communication skills such as:

  • meetings
  • conference calls
  • presentations
  • planning
  • reviewing
  • negotiating
  • managing people and teams
  • socialising and relationship building
  • e-mailing
  • writing reports
  • talking about your job and company


To find out more, contact us