Dades generals

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Grup A

Semestral, 2n semestre
Idioma de les classes:
Anglès (100%)


  • 3. Avaluar la pròpia activitat i el propi aprenentatge i elaborar estratègies per a la seva millora
  • 4. Utilitzar la llengua anglesa i una altra llengua estrangera
  • 6. Recollir i seleccionar informació de manera eficaç i eficient
  • 7. Prevenir i resoldre problemes, conflictes i prendre decisions
  • 8. Treballar en equip, establint aquelles relacions que més poden ajudar a fer aflorar potencialitats de cooperació i mantenir-les de manera contínua.
  • 9. Tenir habilitat per a les relacions personals en qualsevol context i situació.
  • 11. Dissenyar propostes creatives, tenir iniciativa i esperit emprenedor.
  • 13. Identificar elements rellevants procedents d'altres cultures i la diversitat de costums existents.
  • 17. Comunicar-se oralment i per escrit
  • 21. Utilitzar la terminologia i el llenguatge dels diversos àmbits turístics
  • 22. Tenir pensament lògic i esperit crític


1. Topic 1 Getting Started: • Introducing yourself • Presentation of course objectives • Analyzing an effective presentation • Introduction to presentation techniques and rhetorical devices e.g. rule of three, repetition and rhetorical questions • Useful expressions for structuring your talk - starting, ending and signposting • Practise giving the introduction of a talk on your travel or tourism organization.

2. Topic 2 Body language: • The 3 Cs (Confidence, Courage, Conviction = Charisma) • Positive body language – high impact v. negative impact • Analyzing the body language of public figures • Discussion of dealing with nerves when speaking in public • Tips for good posture, breathing techniques, pausing and projecting your voice • Practise using positive body language when presenting yourself

3. Topic 3 How to captivate the audience with words: • Effective presentation techniques and rhetorical devices e.g. using a surprising image, fact or figure, tripling (rule of three), repetition of key words, mantras, rhetorical v. real questions, alliteration, using similes and metaphors, telling an anecdote. • Analyzing the presentation techniques and styles of different speakers • Discussion of developing your own presentation style

4. Topic 4 Using visuals 1 – Describing graphs: • Discussion of how to highlight your main points with visuals • Language for describing figures and results –the present perfect tense and verbs for describing results (go up/down, rise/fall etc.); adjectives v. adverbs (slight/slightly, significant/significantly, dramatic/dramatically) • Useful expressions for describing visual information • Practise describing different kinds of graphs related to tourism

5. Topic 5 Giving an Elevator Pitch: • Having a clear purpose – WIIFM (What’s in it for me?) • Discussion of practicalities: planning, timing and handouts • Different ways of structuring your talk e.g. problem and solution, past, present and future, three benefits of a tourism product/service etc. • Planning and giving an elevator pitch for a tourism product or service

6. Topic 6 Q&A / Questions and Answers: • Review of question forms • Useful expressions for dealing with challenging questions • Practise answering challenging questions on a variety of topics

7. Topic 7 Using visuals 2 – Designing slides • Discussion of effective visuals and slides e.g. use of fonts, colour, images, videos, graphics, PowerPoint v. Prezi • How not to use PowerPoint • Practise signposting expressions for describing visual information

8. Topic 8 Effective Speakers and Presentation Styles • Discussion of getting and maintaining the audience’s attention • Analyzing effective short presentations and motivational speakers - Ted Talks • Discussion of developing rapport with the audience • Getting the audience involved – ways of making your talk more interactive

9. Topic 9 Storytelling techniques • Practise telling a short story or anecdote related to travel and tourism to your classmates • Analyse different storytelling techniques as an alternative way of structuring a presentation • Practise structuring a presentation using a storytelling technique

10. Topic 10 Preparing the final presentation • Students present and discuss their ideas for the final presentation • Review useful expressions for presentations • Planning the purpose and angle of your talk • Writing and practising the introduction – starting with impact • Pronunciation practice and delivery exercises, according to the needs of the students • Practise concluding your talk successfully - ending on a high note


Tipus d’activitat Hores amb professor Hores sense professor Total
Classes participatives 24 8 32
Exposició dels estudiants 15 12 27
Visionat/audició de documents 16 0 16
Total 55 20 75


  • David Booth, Deborah Shames, Peter Desberg, (2009). Own the Room: Business Presentations that Persuade, Engage, and Get Results . McGraw-Hill.
  • Courtland L. Bouvee and John V. Thill (2012). Business Communication Today, chapter 12 Designing Visual Communication; chapter. Pearson Education.
  • Jeremy Donovan (2013). How to Deliver a Ted Talk. McGraw-Hill Education.
  • Carmine Gallo (2009). The presentation secrets of Steve Jobs - how to be insanely great in front of an. McGraw-Hill.
  • Carmine Gallo (2014). Talk like Ted - The 9 Public speaking secrets of the world's top minds. . Macmillan.
  • Garr Reynolds (2010). The Naked Presenter: Delivering Powerful Presentations With or Without Slide. New Riders, Pearson Education.
  • Garr Reynolds (2011). Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery. New Riders, Pearson Education.
  • Erica J. Williams (2008). Presentations in English. Macmillan Education.

Avaluació i qualificació

Activitats d'avaluació:

Descripció de l'activitat Avaluació de l'activitat %
Interactive lessons Class participation and attendance will be graded as it is considered essential in a course of this nature 20
Short presentations Two short presentation tasks done in class: an elevator pitch given individually (10%) and a presentation of visual information given in pairs (10%). 20
Final presentation There will be a final presentation given individually by the students presented at the end of the course including Q&A (Questions and Answers). The students will need to hand in their presentation slides for assessment of use of visual information 60


A minimum grade of 5 out of 10 is required to pass the final assessment.

If a student chooses single assessment (evaluación única), then they must inform the secretariat and sign a document within a month of the start of the course. In this case they will be evaluated in the final exam (80%) but will also need to present an elevator pitch in class (20%). The elevator pitch will be evaluated in the middle of the course and may be given on a day that is mutually convenient for both the teacher and student, or sent by video if the student has difficulty attending class.

There is the possibility of retaking the subject for those students that do not pass the course.

Evaluation criteria of the final presentation:
planning and purpose, structure & content, audience rapport, use of visuals, delivery (body language, pronunciation and voice) and overall impact of the presentation on the audience.


The teacher may delete any item on the course programme if appropriate, or if there are any unexpected changes in the course.
Students are encouraged to research and observe effective presentations and speakers outside class, and to give examples in class. It is also recommended they practise their presentation skills, whenever possible, in other classes.