Presentation
Public Speaking: English Presentation Skills
Mon. 2nd. 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 and stages of a successful oral presentation in English. Students will not only practice how to give effective presentations but also how to be effective listeners. Students will learn and practice basic patterns of a successful presentation, effective ways to plan and deliver presentations using slideware, successful ways to deal with questions about their presentations, and finally, how to give effective feedback to their peers about their 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: 30%
Presentation 1 (in groups): 20%
Presentation 2 (in pairs) : 20%
Presentation 3 (individually): 30%


1

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

2

Introduction to Presenting in English: Content/Basic Patterns

3

Introduction to Presenting in English: Delivery/Slideware

4

Presentation Preparation Workshop

5

Presentation 1

6

Presentation Preparation/Practice Workshop

7

Presentation Preparation/Practice Workshop

8

Presentation 2

9

Presentation 2

10

Presentation Preparation/Practice Workshop

11

Presentation Preparation/Practice Workshop

12

Presentation 3

13

Presentation 3

14

Presentation 3

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 three required presentations will result in a failing grade. Also, more than three unexcused absences will result in a failing grade.