All of the "English Presentation Seminar" courses are designed to provide students with the tools to deliver effective presentations with confidence. As these are practice-oriented courses, students will deliver multiple presentations throughout the term. Furthermore, students will sharpen their listening skills by learning how to ask good questions and become active listeners.
As a 200-level elective course, English Presentation Seminar 7 offers more challenging contents than the 100-level courses. It equips students with the foundational skills to deliver well-informed individual presentations.
By the end of this course, students will be able to deliver an individual presentation while engaging the audience followed by a question and answer session.
Presentation skills, listening skills, communication skills
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This class is designed to introduce students to the key points of presentation structure, as well as the key skills required to deliver a successful presentation. A variety of topics will be introduced and discussed, and students will be expected to plan, practice, and deliver presentations based on these topics.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to the English Presentation class. Students will introduce themselves, ask each other first meeting questions on a variety of topics, and study an example self-introduction text.||Spoken fluency, vocabulary, presentation structure, reading|
|Class 2||Students will prepare, practice, and present their self-introduction following the 'Introduction / Body / Conclusion' structure, and then answer questions based on the content.||Specific vocabulary, writing, spoken fluency, posture, eye contact, active listening|
|Class 3||Students will read and paraphrase example texts to prepare for a presentation about an important place, brainstorm ideas, and start to plan.||Reading, spoken fluency, making notes|
|Class 4||Students will work on preparing a text for their presentation about an important place, and also practice some new key presentation skills: gestures and voice control.||Writing, gestures, voice control|
|Class 5||Students will practice and deliver their presentation about an important place, followed by a question and answer exercise.||Spoken fluency, posture, eye contact, gestures, voice control, active listening|
|Class 6||Students will read and paraphrase example texts of opinion presentations, choose a topic, and study specific language required.||Reading, spoken fluency, specific vocabulary|
|Class 7||Students will work on preparing a text for their opinion presentation, and also practice a new key presentation skill: using cue cards.||Writing, specific vocabulary, creating cue cards|
|Class 8||Students will practice and deliver their opinion presentation, followed by a question and answer exercise, incorporating all of the skills learned this quarter.||All of the above presentation skills.|
Handouts and please bring a good Japanese/English dictionary.
Regular presentations: 50%, Class participation: 30%, Final presentation: 20%
It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with LAE.E244 (English Presentation Seminar 8).
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.