27 Nov 2010

Oral presentations? No problem!

Hi all!

In every language course you'll have to prepare oral presentations. Some people don't like them too much because they suffer from fear of public speaking, or simply feel embarrassed to talk in a different language in front of a lot of people!

But remember that preparing an oral presentation is an excellent way to consolidate your grammar, learn new vocabulary, check the pronunciation of new words and discover gaps (lagunas) that you didn't even know you had!

I know speaking in public is difficult, especially if it's not in your language. But, hey, everybody feels nervous, even the most prepared people, so don't think you're the only one having a hard time. Try to relax as much as possible and enjoy your presentation.

I'm 100% sure you've devoted plenty of time to it, so don't let nerves spoil it: feel enthusiastic about your work and show us what you have conscientiously prepared!

Below you have a short presentation I've prepared for you. It explains why we feel fear of speaking in public, and I give you a few tips to overcome that fear. I hope it helps you out a little bit!

(To see the presentation better, click on play, and then "full screen". Advance the presentation by clicking on the arrow).

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