Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Presenting Research Results - Scientific English

Course objective:

The aim of the workshop is to improve the ability to hold scientific presentations in English. Participants will learn and practise the necessary communication skills in the workshop.


  • The do's and don'ts of effective scientific presentations             
  • Designing a "message-based" presentation
  • Effectively beginning your presentation
  • Adapting the language of written text sources to presentation language
  • Communication and rhetoric techniques
  • Useful phrases / structuring and linking elements
  • Dealing with (difficult) questions in the Q&A


In the workshop, theory input is alternated with numerous practical exercises. The participants also receive extensive feedback on their communication and presentation skills.

On the 2nd training day, the group is divided into two sub-groups (one group in the morning / one group in the afternoon), and the group holds a simulation of a conference. Each participant gives a short presentation and leads a Q&A session. The presentation is filmed (video feedback) and the presenter receives detailed feedback from the other participants and the trainer.

Target audience: Doctoral students, postdocs and clinician scientists. B2-Knowledge of English is required.

Maximum number of participants: 14


Participants should bring an idea about the content for a 10 minutes presentation about their research to the workshop. A presentation isn't necessary. 

Next Workshop: To be announced

Venue: To be announced

For the workshop 1.5 CP for transferable skills training can be credited.


Ivonne Dietzel
Program Coordinator
Bldg. 907, Room 01-212
University Medical Center
Langenbeckstr. 1
55131 Mainz

Tel. +49 6131 17-7631