Full course description

Course Date:

Oct 24, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017


1 week


5 hrs/week



Course Type:



Badge, Certificate


This course is part of a two-course series in Presentations and Public Speaking, and focuses on the use of graphs and charts in presentations. The topics include: a) the language used to describe graphs and charts, b) using large numbers accurately, and c) the vocabulary we use to describe trends. You will also have the opportunity to study several examples of graphs and charts used in presentations and generate your own.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use specific language to draw attention to data on a slide
  • Explain main point(s) in a chart or graph
  • Summarize importance of data
  • State numbers and dates clearly and accurately
  • Use quantifiers to comment on data
  • Describe trends
  • Use vocabulary related to changes over time

Course Authors

Daphne Mackey

Daphne Mackey


Daphne Mackey is an ESL teacher and the author of sixteen ESL textbooks. Daphne received her M.Ed. and MBA at Boston University, where she taught in the Center for English Language Programs (CELOP) for nine years. For the past thirty years, she has been working in the English Language Programs at the University of Washington. She has also taught in the MBA program at Pacific Lutheran University and done training in multicultural/global team management at northwest companies. In her free time, Daphne enjoys sailing and hiking with her family.