The aim of this course is to provide students with good opportunities to improve their skills of communication in English for the international conference and academic journals. Students should practice as many times as possible in each session.
FIRST, the students will be supplied with general ideas how to compose academic papers in English, which should be followed by students’ practice (assignment 1).
SECONDLY, some hints for talk at the international conference will be given to students who will be required to revise the paper (assignment 1) into a draft of talk (assignment 2).
THIRDLY, based on the draft (assignment 2), the students should compose their own PowerPoint presentations for their talks after the lecture how to create them (assignment 3).
FINALLY, the students will be obligated to deliver their papers with PowerPoint presentation (assignment 4) followed by peer review.
Target: Academic Presentation with PowerPoint in English
i) How to compose and deliver your paper in English
ii) How to compose an effective PowerPoint presentation in English
iii) How to make discussions in English
27.04.11 1.Lecture: Article for an academic journal in English
2.Practice: Compose a draft of the article
→ Submit the first draft (as an attachment) online by 23:59 on 10.05.2011
25.05.11 1. Revision of the draft submitted by 10.05.11 with tutor’s comments
2. Lecture: Talk in English
3. Practice: Compose a draft of the talk
→ Submit the first draft (as an attachment) online by 23:59 on 01.06.2011
08.06.11 1. Revision of the draft submitted by 01.06.11 with tutor’s comments
2. Practice: Practice the talk in front of the audience (followed by peer reviews)
(♦ If possible, PowerPoint session could be started)
15.06.11 1. Lecture: PowerPoint presentation in English
2. Practice: Compose a PowerPoint presentation
22.06.11 Revision of the draft of PowerPoint presentation with tutor’s comments + peer reviews
29.06.11 Presentation: presentation 15-20 min + discussion + peer review
06.07.11 Presentation: presentation 15-20 min + discussion + peer review
As of 05.04.2011
* PC & personal dictionary (printed/electronic) should be brought with the students at all the sessions.
* Handouts should be distributed.
Assessment: Attendance (30%); Assignment (30%); Presentation (40%)
* The content of each session is subject to change due to the number of students.
* The prospective students are required to bring the topic to be dealt with in this module for the first session.