English Presentations


Week 14 (January 21)

Classwork

  • Final presentations first round. Please use the presentation evaluation form.

    Homework

  • Based on the feedback you receive in class, update your presentations. Be ready to give your presentations next week.


Week 13 (January 15)

Classwork

  • Peer editing of outlines/mindmaps. I will pass out the form in class.
  • Mini-presentation practice.

Homework

Homework

  • Please read Garr Reynolds’ tips for presentations.
  • Prepare a detailed mind map or outline of your topic, print out 2 copies and bring them to class. I will grade your outline/mind map.
  • Please make sure your outline/mind map has sections for introduction, body, and conclusion.
  • The introduction must have: hook, topic statement, and overview. * * The body must include:
    • Problem statement with detailed explanations of why it is a problem, evidence of the problem, and descriptions of how the problem effects students.
    • Possible solutions. You should have more than 1 way to solve the problem.
    • Detailed explanations of the solution including evidence why the solutions will work.

Week 11 (December 18)

  • Scheduling and final presentation explanation.
  • HW check.
  • Group work about your topics.

    Homework

    • Enjoy your winter break.

Week 10 (December 11)

Classwork

Homework

  • Begin to think about the topic for your final presentation.
  • It will be a problem-solution presentation.
  • You will need to talk for 10 minutes and use slides.
  • Come to class with a written list of 10 specific problems for Japanese university students.

Week 9 (December 4)

Classwork

Homework

  • Based on the feedback you received in class, revise your presentations and be prepared to give a 4.5 minute presentation next week.
  • This will also be a graded presentation.

Week 8 (November 26)

Classwork

  • Review.
  • Ungraded presentations.
  • Introduction to “how to” presentations.
    • Sequence and order.
    • Logical connectors.
    • Working backwards.

Homework

  • Prepare a 4 minute presentation that explains all the steps needed to do a task.
  • The task should be something you are familiar with, but your classmates are not. For example:
    • If you play an instrument, how is it tuned.
    • If you play a sport, how do you do something.
    • How do you do a task at your part-time job.
    • How do you use an app on your phone or computer or tablet.
  • This will be a graded presentation.

Week 7 (November 19)

No class.


Week 6 (November 12)

  • Homework check.
  • Review.
  • Group discussions about the TED talks.
    • What did you like about each talk?
    • What did you not like about each talk?
    • How did the speaker begin their talk?
    • How did the speakers use stories to explain their ideas?
    • What stories did the speakers tell?
    • How did the speakers end their talks?
    • What did the speakers do to make you interested?
    • Which talk did you like best?

Homework

  • Read how to organize the body of your presentation.
  • Using chronological order, prepare a 4 minute presentation about your life.

    • This will be an ungraded presentation but I will check your outlines or mind maps in the next class.

Week 5 (November 5)

Homework

  • Please watch the 2 videos below. Take notes about what you like and don’t like about the presentations.



Week 4 (October 30)

Classwork

  • Quiz to check your understanding of presentation introductions.
  • Please help my zemi student with her research.
    • This is completely voluntary. You do not have to participate. It has zero affect on your grade. If you choose not to participate, then please continue to read your book.
    • If you choose to participate, your results will be completely anonymous to both my zemi student and me. Your privacy is ensured.

Homework

  • Prepare a short 3-4 minute presentation about what you liked and did not like about the Ken Robinson TED talk.
    • Your presentation must have a proper introduction.
    • Make sure you understand hook, topic statement, and overview.
    • Your hook should be about 30 seconds.
    • First talk about what you liked and give examples.
    • Then talk about what you did not like.
  • This will be a graded presentation.
  • There will also be a quiz about introductions.

Resources

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Week 3 (October 23)

Classwork

Homework

  • Watch this TED talk about education. Take notes about what you like and don’t like about the presentation and the speaker.


  • If you have earphones for you keitai, please bring them to class next week.

Week 2 (October 16)

Classwork

Homework

  • Prepare a 3-4 minute presentation about your hometown.
  • The introduction must include:
    • Hook
    • Topic statement
    • Overview
  • This will be your first graded presentation.

Week 1 (October 9)

Classwork

Homework

  • Prepare a 3 minute self-introduction talk.
    • Do not write out your self-introduction. Only use notes, or an outline, or a mind map.