Week 15(January 24)
Week 14 (January 24)
- We will change to a final presentation.
- Explain your ideas to your classmates.
- Review of presentation structure.
- Introduction with hook, topic statement, and overview.
- Body contains the main points and concrete evidence.
- Conclusion restates the topic and summarizes the main points.
- Prepare a 7-8 minute presentation about your topic.
- Make 5-8 visual aids that will help your audience understand your ideas.
- Practice in front of a mirror or record yourself so that you can see how you look to your classmates.
Week 13 (January 17)
Week 12 (January 10)
- Winter break and new year discussions.
- Writing practice.
- Choosing the best topic.
- Make a mind map or outline of the chosen topic.
- Make sure your outline or mind map contains:
- Controlling ideas for each paragraph.
- Supporting facts.
- Samples of details or examples.
- Print out 2 copies of your outlines or mind maps and bring them to the next class.
Week 11 (December 20)
- Homework check.
- More work on main ideas and topics.
- Revising your topics.
- Making an outline/mind map for your essay.
Week 10 (December 13)
- Short discussions about topics.
- Choosing your best topic.
- Making your topic more focused.
- Understanding paragraphs and topic sentences.
- Write 10 possible topic sentences about your topic.
- Please use a computer or device and print out 2 copies of your homework.
Week 9 (December 6)
- Midterm presentations. Please use the presentation evaluation form.
- Begin to think about narrow and focused topics related to business management.
- Make a list of 5 topics you would like to research and write about.
- Bring your list to the next class.
Week 8 (November 29)
- Next week is a graded presentation that will count for approximately 20% of your grade. Please prepare by practicing your talk.
- Based on the feedback you received in class, revise your presentations and slides.
- Add additional information so that your presentation is 6 minutes long.
- Add 2 more slides to your presentation.
- Focus on getting your audience’s attention with a good hook.
Week 7 (November 22)
Week 6 (November 15)
- Please help my zemi student.
- Using your mind map, discuss your topic with your group members.
- Use your mind map to prepare a 5 minute talk about your topic.
- Your presentation should have a proper introduction.
- Bring 3 visual aids that will help your classmates understand your topic.
- You will have 2 weeks to prepare your presentation.
Week 5 (November 8)
- Group discussions and note taking.
- Presentation introduction review.
- Make a mind map of your topic.
- It should have at least 5 parent nodes and 3 child nodes for each parent.
- One parent node should be for the introduction. Is should have a child nodes for each part of the introduction.
- The mind map can be done by hand or with an app. Bring your mind map to the next class.
Week 4 (November 1)
- Introductions and small talk.
- Question answering practice.
- Listening practice.
- Since most people did not do the homework from the previous class, we will have the same homework this week.
Week 3 (October 25)
- Susan Cain discussion.
- Group discussion.
- Think about a topic you would be interested in talking about. Be ready to give a simple explanation to your classmates.
Week 2 (October 18)
- Self-introduction presentations. Please use the evaluation form.
- Watch the Susan Cain talk "The power of introverts".
Week 1 (October 11)
- Icebreaking activities.
- Course syllabus.
- What are 7 things you can do to improve your English skills for this class?
- What are your goals?
- Prepare a 3 minute self-introduction talk. Do not write out your self-introduction. Only use notes, or an outline, or a mind map. You can talk about:
- Where you are from.
- Your family.
- Your best friend(s)
- Your hobbies.
- Favorite music.
- Favorite movies.
- Favorite food and drinks.
- Favorite classes and teachers.
- Countries you want to visit.
- Your dream.
- Or anything else.