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.
As an elective 300-level course, Academic Presentation 11 offers more challenging materials than the 200-level English Presentation Seminar courses. It equips students with the necessary skills to present ideas in a clear manner.
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 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 Academic 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 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.E344.