Seville, Spain

Effective Public Speaking in Intercultural Contexts

blended course
when 10 June 2024 - 28 June 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 595

Developing students’ oral communication skills has been an educational priority for thousands of years. Today, in our digital era, it remains a priority as a core soft skill. Being able to speak up effectively proves pivotal to grow professionally, advance personally, and engage civically. Moreover, we must be prepared to speak up both online and face-to-face. Based upon that need, this course combines theory and practice on oral communication to improve students’ public speaking effectiveness in the XXI century. Living in a globalized and diverse world requires acknowledging its key intercultural communication features.

Course leader

Dr. Carmen Hernández holds a doctorate degree in Communication from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and has taught numerous courses in Communication, Interculturality, Culture, and Public Speaking.

Target group

Current students, recent graduates, graduate students and all of those interested in improving their public speaking skills. Students must have a C1 level of English to participate in the course. If you don´t have an official certificate, please let us know and we´ll be happy to conduct an interview with you to make sure you have the right level.

Course aim

Offer basic knowledge to develop public speaking skills.
Combine theory and practice to facilitate effective public speaking.
Learn key stages of public speaking: preparing, delivering, and evaluating speeches.
Practice oral communication in online and face-to-face contexts, fostering digital abilities.
Identify and elaborate informative and persuasive speeches.
Explain and promote active listening.
Develop public speaking skills within an intercultural framework.

Credits info

6 EC
The first week of the course will be online with both synchronous and asynchronous sessions.
The 2nd and 3rd week will be in person in the beautiful city of Seville, Spain.

Fee info

EUR 595: 505 euros for students from universities that have an agreement with Pablo de Olavide University
EUR 0: Housing may be in a nearby residence hall. Prices will be available on our website in the spring of 2024.