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April 24th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will prepare your first presentation with your group. The topic is social issues. You should prepare a presentation so that each person will talk for at least three minutes. Make slides, and remember to be new, interesting, research well, and think critically about your topic.
When you deliver your speech (soon), please also remember eye contact.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin
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Welcome to Chris Elvin's Rikkyo University Presentation Class

Dear students,
Welcome to Presentation class.

English Presentation I (Spring, 2018) Chris Elvin
Day / Time:Tuesday Period 1 Contact:     chriselvin@gmail.com Class blog: http://www.elvinpr.blogspot.jp Classroom:  X202 Class Code:FK303
Course Description & Objectives This course is designed primarily to improve students’ presentation skills and thereby to develop their integrative English language proficiency.In spring the goal is to acquire basic presentations skills, including how to organize a presentation, supporting arguments with evidence, effective use of visual aids, and aspects of delivery such as eye contact or gesture. Students base their presentations on the basic patterns taught and learn to speak from notes. More skilled students make longer persuasive presentations as the term progresses. The class is conducted in English. Textbook: LeBeau, C., & Harrington, D. (2009). Speaking of speech. Oxford, UK: Macmillan. Course Schedule: Week 1       (April 17th)    Orientation and To…

January 16th and 23rd lessons

Dear students,
The order of your speeches will be randomised today. Everyone should be ready to present even though it will be impossible for all to finish this in one lesson.
Remember to research, think critically, and say something new and interesting.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

January 9th 2018 lesson

Dear students,
Today, the students who were unable to deliver their fourth presentation in December may do so now.
After that, you will prepare for you final five-minute solo presentation, which is worth thirty points. You may choose any topic from:
fashion
gender
globalization
human rights
language
media.
You should research well, think critically about your topic, and say something new and interesting. Consequently, please resist the temptation to rehash an old project - as that is not likely to be new nor interesting.
Also, in regard to your final presentation, please make an effort to communicate with your audience using your eyes.
Let me see your concept map, speech, or slides today.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

December 18th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will present about language. Remember to say something new and interesting, research well and think critically. Please also remember to communicate with your eyes.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

December 12th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will prepare for your fourth presentation on language. There will probably not be time to use all three prints below, but please download them and bring them to class anyway.
language 1
language 2
language 3
On the 19th of December, you may present alone or with a partner (your final presentation in January will be solo and a minimum of five minutes).
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

November 28th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will present about globalization. Remember to research, think critically, and to communicate with your eyes. As usual, you should speak for at least three minutes.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin