English Presentation and Performance online course

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English Presentation & Performance (online course)

Do you need more experience with presenting ideas or giving talks in an academic context? Are you looking to improve the delivery and impact of your talks in English during your studies? This online course enables students to speak more effectively in public situations at university. This course will be “hands-on” by offering input on what makes presentations work and providing opportunities to prepare, deliver and receive feedback on individual talks.

This course is taught entirely online using the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace.

Target group

English Presentation & Performance is for Bachelor’s and Master’s students looking to improve and practice their oral presentation skills. The maximum number of participants per group is 16.

Course level

English Presentation & Performance: B2 and up

Course content

The sessions will focus on preparing and delivering talks in an academic context. You will be taught how to structure your talks, how best to visualise and engage the audience with your ideas, and how to use your voice to deliver your message clearly and confidently. You will be able to practice talks in groups, reflect on your own performance and receive specific feedback on your development.

After completing the Presentation and Performance course, you may also be interested in the English Speaking & Pronunciation course.


    This course includes 8 online classes, one per week. Each class is 1 hour and 45 minutes. You should expect to spend 2 to 3 hours on homework each week.

    Dates and times

    The course English Presentation & Performance is offered annually in January, April and at the end of September/beginning of October.

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    Course material

    Participants will have access to Brightspace, where all the required materials will be available.

      Certification and exam

      To receive a Wageningen in'to Languages certificate, a minimum attendance of 80% is required.


      WUR Bachelor's/Master's Students* € 60
      WUR Employees € 250
      Standard fee € 275

      Prior to registration: Placement Test

      English Presenting & Performance requires an OOPT score of 70 or higher.You can apply for the online OOPT by emailing us at into@wur.nl.
      You will then receive an email containing a login code and an explanation of the test. You can take the test when it suits you. We advise you, however, to do so at your earliest opportunity. Tip: Make sure you are able to take the test without being disturbed. The test lasts a maximum of 80 minutes. It is not possible to pause the test and finish it at a later time.
      The test contains a listening component. Please use good headphones or speakers to listen to the audio fragments.

      Test completed? Please send an email to into@wur.nl so we can share your results with you. If you have any questions about this test, you can reach us via + 31 (0) 317 48 25 52 or into@wur.nl.