All of the "Academic Presentation" 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.
By the end of this course, students will be able to deliver well-framed individual presentations followed by question and answer sessions, be aware of verbal and non-verbal messages while engaging the audience in their topics, and field questions from the audience.
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||Students will discuss the topic of people, choose a person for their biography presentation, do research, and study language for sequencing events.||Spoken fluency, reseach skills, specific vocabulary|
|Class 2||Students will finish preparing, practice, and deliver their biography presentation, followed by a question and answer exercise.||Writing, spoken fluency, posture, eye contact, gestures, voice control, cue cards, active listening|
|Class 3||Students will discuss problems in the world today, as well as possible solutions, choose a topic for their presentation, and study the key language required to deliver it.||Spoken fluency, specific vocabulary|
|Class 4||Students will continue to research and prepare their problem solution presentation.||Writing, creating cue cards, specific vocabulary|
|Class 5||Students will practice and deliver their problem solution presentation, followed by a question and answer exercise.||Spoken fluency, posture, eye contact, gestures, voice control, cue cards, active listening|
|Class 6||Students will discuss their positive and negative past experiences, choose an idea for a story presentation, and then make an outline.||Spoken fluency, specific vocabulary, making notes|
|Class 7||Students will continue to plan and prepare their story presentation, and then practice presenting it to a partner.||Writing, spoken fluency, posture, eye contact, gestures, voice control, cue cards|
|Class 8||Students will deliver their story presentation, followed by a question and answer exercise, incorporating all of the skills learned this term.||All of the above presenation skills, as well as the option of digital slides.|
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.E41.