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 here at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
2 Unit 1: Good Speeches, Good Speakers.
3 Unit 2: Introduce Yourself!
4 Unit 3: Someone You Should Know.
5 Unit 4: Have You Ever Been There?
6 Unit 5: How to Make a Spectacular Dish!
7 Unit 6: Let Me Tell You What Happened…
8 Unit 7: In the World Today…
9 Unit 8: Cause & Consequence.
10 Unit 9: What Dreams May Come…
11 Unit 10: For Example.
12 Mid-Term Exam.
13 Unit 11: Make a Stand, Hold Your Ground!
14 Unit 12: Measuring Solutions, Solving Problems.
15 Unit 13: Lies & Statistics…
16 Unit 14: Picture This!
17 Unit 15: Common Ground.
18 Unit 16: In Conclusion.
19 Unit 17: Any Questions?
20 Unit 18: Review.
21 Final Exam
*Please note that some of these units will be combined in a number of classes.
Hood, Michael, Dynamic Presentations: Skills and Strategies for Public Speaking, Kirihara Shoten, 2007.
40% Class Participation, 60% Tests.
Students should come prepared and have an interest in English.