UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Presentation Skills in English – for Non-Native English Speakers

Course Code:726/20
Date:20th - 21st February 2020
Venue:UCL Chandler House, Bloomsbury, London

Course Aim

This intensive, interactive 2 day workshop aims to help non-native speakers of English to deliver a more effective, more professional presentation, make a greater impact, build rapport and better influence an English speaking audience.

Course Objectives

To help improve delegates develop their presentation skills, strengthen their Key Messages, and deliver these in a more effective and influential way to an English speaking audience. Working step by step through a presentation (please see ‘Pre-course Preparation’, below) delegates will deliver their enhanced presentation on Day 2. Delegates will be provided with tips, techniques, individual coaching and constructive feedback throughout.

Pre-Course Participation

For practice purposes, you will be expected to bring along:
i)  a 5 minute introductory presentation
ii) a 10 minute, work-related presentation or a subject that you have to/will have to speak on, which you have designed. You will work on this presentation during the course. (As this is a learning environment, we would ask that presentations are not longer than 10 minutes.)


At the end of the course participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance


Josette Lesser has been a media, presentation, and leadership communication skills coach and lecturer for over 16 years. In 2007, she formed her own training company, The Communication Experts

Josette works both nationally and internationally, with clients from both the public and private sectors. She is also a successful print and broadcast journalist, and an accredited PR practitioner.

She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, and a Member of the Association of Business Psychologists. Josette is a qualified Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and a regular tutor on the department’s Summer Course in English Phonetics (SCEP).

Josette is co-author of the book “How to give the Ultimate Sales Presentation: The essential guide to selling your products, services, and skills” which she wrote with sales expert Peter Kleyn.

Course Enquiries

Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
University College London
Chandler House
2 Wakefield Street
London WC1N 1PF

Tel: +44(0)20 7679 4204/4020
Email: pals-cpd@ucl.ac.uk
Fax: +44(0)20 7679 4010