|The primary aim of this course is to allow students to further develop their presentation skills, which they begun in 1st year. They will be conducting academic presentations on a variety of topics, and in the process developing the skills necessary for successful and effective presentation, which they will be able to utilise later in their career.|
[Cross-cultural understanding and English literacy]
The goal is for students to improve their basic presentation skills; voice, gesture, language usage and eye contact. Additionally, they will learn about making an effective argument, using sources and critical analysis of a topic.
|In class a textbook will be used to introduce various topics for discussion and presentation. The students will then develop and deliver their presentations in front of their classmates.|
|Students should use class time well by participating positively and enthusiastically in the lessons. They should arrive on time and prepare and review lessons thoroughly.|
Text: Debating the issues, H.Motegi, S. Hesse, D. Suzuki, MacMillan Language House
Week 1: Orientation and explanation of the purpose and rules of the class. Mini student presentations
Week 2: Chapter 1: Second Language or Foreign Language?
Week 3: Chapter 2: A traditional or trendy lifestyle?
Week 4: Chapter 3: Love or Arranged Marriage?
Week 5: Presentations: Phase 1
Week 6: Presentations: Phase 1
Week 7: Presentations: Phase 1
Week 8: Mid-term test
Week 9: Chapter 4: Discipline or Abuse?
Week 10: Chapter 8: Life Imprisonment or Death Penalty?
Week 11: Chapter 9: Judges or Jury?
Week 12: Presentations: Phase 2
Week 13: Presentations: Phase 2
Week 14: Presentations: Phase 2
Week 15: Final test