|An instructor with work experience as a journalist, author and editor will provide hands-on education in writing and presenting, based on practice in a field that features critical thinking and logical ways of communicating information to audiences|
|専門力||✔ 教養力||✔ コミュニケーション力||展開力(探究力又は設定力)||展開力(実践力又は解決力)|
During this course, we will be exploring some techniques to help students with their future pursuits overseas; whether considering science-related subjects abroad, attending a language school to improve English skills or applying for an internship, this course is designed to help students to become a more confident writer and speaker.
These classes will recreate the atmosphere of an authentic study abroad community. Students are advised to speak English as much as possible, to respect classmates by listening to them carefully and helping them when they have problems.
By the end of the course, students will have prepared an interview, a statement of purpose and a short presentation related to studying overseas.
|第1回||Introduction + Class survey||This initial class will give students the opportunity to learn about each other while the instructor assesses the needs of the class.|
|第2回||Presentation skills: The Introduction||First impressions last! This class will offer students some techniques to deliver an effective introduction.|
|第3回||Statement of Purpose: Successful techniques||Through active learning, students will explore some important techniques for formulating a successful statement of purpose.|
|第4回||Interview skills: Background||Interviews – including for study abroad programs – can be stressful. This class will help learners to understand what interviewers are looking for in their candidates and how students can create a positive impression.|
|第5回||Presentation skills: The Main Body||During presentations, it is easy for the audience to become lost during the middle of a talk; this class will investigate linguistic techniques to ensure audience stay on track.|
|第6回||Statement of Purpose: Planning the first draft||Building on the skills from Class 3, students will apply them to write a rough outline of a Statement of Purpose.|
|第7回||Interview skills: Key Points||This class will explore some linguistic and cultural pointers for surviving – and succeeding – in an interview for an overseas study course.|
|第8回||Presentation skills: Numbers & Visual Aids||Effective slides can enhance the audience’s understanding of a presentation; this class will show students how to prepare a strong slideshow and discuss data in ways which are both grammatically-correct and easy-to-understand.|
|第9回||Statement of Purpose: The second draft||Students will assess their own work from Class 6 using self-editing techniques to complete a polished Statement of Purpose.|
|第10回||Presentation skills: The Conclusion||The conclusion of a presentation ought to give the audience a long-lasting impression; this class will explore effective techniques to end a talk.|
|第11回||Planning time: Presentations / Q&A||The Q&A session is one of the stages which presenters most fear; this class will guide students step-by-step through Q&A and provide them an opportunity to practice in small groups.|
|第12回||Interview skills: Practice||Practice makes perfect. Students will implement the skills explored in Sessions 4 and 7 – and provide feedback on their own and classmates’ interviews.|
|第13回||Presentations||Students will give a presentation related to the issue of studying overseas (see Assessment criteria and methods below).|
|第14回||Interview simulations||Students will interview – and be interviewed – by classmates in a simulated study abroad scenario (see Assessment criteria and methods below).|
Instructor will provide hand-outs for each class.
One 500-word Statement of Purpose : 35%
One-page reflection on interview performance : 30%
One-page feedback on presentations: 35%