Presentation
Public Speaking: English Presentation Skills
Mon. 3rd. Period Tiina Matikainen
Keywords:
Listening, Presentation, Project, Research, Speaking

This course develops students' communication and overall language skills in English. Students will learn the elements of successful public speaking in English. Students will not only practice how to give effective speeches but also how to be effective listeners. Students will learn and practice basic patterns of a successful speech/presentation, effective ways to plan and deliver presentations using slideware, successful ways to deal with questions about their speeches/presentations, and finally, how to give effective feedback to their peers about their speeches/presentations.


Students will improve their abilities in

1.     public speaking,

2.     planning, creating, and presenting a presentation in English,

3.     slideware design,

4.     critical thinking,

5.     giving constructive feedback to their peers, and

6.     group/pair work.

 


Active Participation: 20%
Speech 1 (in pairs): 20%
Speech 2 (in pairs) : 20%
Presentation 3 (in groups): 20%
Presentation 4 (individually): 20%


1

Introduction: explain syllabus and class procedures. Getting to know each other.

2

Introduction to Public Speaking in English: 15 points for effective public speaking

Self-Introduction Speeches

3

Practice Public Speaking: Posture, Eye Contact, Projection/Pace, Intonation

4

Speech 1 Preparation Workshop

5

Speech 1 (in pairs)

6

Speech Content: Intro, Body, Conclusion

7

Speech 2 Workshop (in pairs)

8

Speech 2 (in pairs)

9

How to use slideware effective in presentations

10

Presentation 3 Workshop (in groups)

11

Presentation 3 Workshop and Practice (in groups)

12

Presentation 3 (in groups)

13

Final Presentation 4 Preparation and Practice Workshop

14

Final Presentation 4 (individually in groups)

15

Class Wrap-Up and Reflection


This class will be conducted only in English and students are expected to use English during class. Practicing our English is the only way we can improve our language proficiency. Students are also expected to actively participate during class, especially during group and pair work.

Note: Missing any of the four required speeches/presentations will result in a failing grade. Also, more than three unexcused absences will result in a failing grade.