This aubject will prepare students for effective communication when on a study abroad program by developing their skills in formal speech presentations. The final output will be participation in the Tokyo Institute of Technology Speech Contest in January.
This course will focus on listening and public speaking skills. Students will learn how to discuss a topic and to voice their opinion in a logical way. The course will deal with a variety of contemporary topics that will enhance their public speaking skills. By the end of the course students should feel confident speaking in front of their peers and others. At the end of the course, students will be required to participate in the speech contest held in January 2011 at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Students may also participate in the Cambridge University Press online Speech Contest.
Week 1: Unit 1: Good Speeches, Good Speakers; Unit 2: Introduce Yourself!
Week 2: Unit 3: Someone You Should Know.
Week 3: Unit 4: Have You Ever Been There?
Week 4: Unit 5: How to Make a Spectacular Dish Unit 6: Let Me Tell You What Happened…
Week 5: Unit 7: In the World Today…
Week 6: Unit 8: Cause & Consequence.
Week 7: Mid-Term Test.
Week 8: Unit 9: What Dreams May Come… Unit 10: For Example.
Week 9: Unit 11: Make a Stand, Hold Your Ground! Unit 12: Measuring Solutions, Solving Problems.
Week 10: Unit 13: Lies & Statistics… Unit 14: Picture This!
Week 11: Unit 15: Common Ground.
Week 12: Unit 16: In Conclusion; Unit 17: Any Questions?
Week 13: Speech Contest
Week 14: Final Test
The text book Dynamic Presentations, published by Pearson / Longman / Kirihara Shoten, will be used in this subject.
Auditors are not permitted. Please take course for credit.
Students will be evaluated according to their own progress over the course of fifteen weeks, not in comparison other students.