|The primary aim of this course is to have students discuss and critically analyse various topics, and then give presentations on these topics. They will learn basic presentation skills and have the chance to improve their confidence in using English, as well as expressing their thoughts and ideas in front of others.|
[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.
This class will be conducted on Moodle and Zoom. We will follow the syllabus, with a possibility of some subject changes.
In the class a topic will be introduced and relevant vocabulary provided by the teacher. Authentic listening sources on the topic will also sometimes be used., Students will then discuss the topic and consider their views and opinions on the topic. The following week, students will give an oral presentation on the topic, with particular reference to their home country.
|Students should come to the class expecting to discuss issues in English and give short presentations to the class.|
Week 1 - Introduction to class. Mini presentations from students
Week 2 - Animal Rights
Week 3 - Animal Rights presentations
Week 4 - Alcohol & Drugs
Week 5 - Alcohol & Drugs presentations
Week 6 - Environment & Green Issues
Week 7 - Environment & Green Issues presentations
Week 8 - Racism & Xenophobia
Week 9 - Racism & Xenophobia presentations
Week 10 - Sexism
Week 11 - Sexism presentations
Week 12 - Immigration
Week 13 - Immigration final presentations
Week 14 - Immigration final presentations
Week 15 - Immigration final presentations