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November 12th class

Dear students,
Today you will finalize your second presentation on language.
We now have a tentative schedule for the rest of the semester:
November 19th; presentation 2
December 3rd; presentation 3
December 12th; presentation 4
January 14th / 21st final 6-8 minute solo presentation.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

December 7th is test day!

Dear students:
As has been announced to you in spring, you are scheduled to take the second TOEIC-IP test on December 7th.  You will be receiving a postcard of notification from the university which is also the Admission Ticket for the exam (受験票,jukenhyoRead the instructions on the card carefully, and make sure you keep it in a safe place.  You must bring your admission ticket with you on the day of the exam.
Kind regards, Chris Elvin

October 22nd lesson (not the 15th, sorry!)

Dear students,
Today you have your first of four class presentation assignments. You should speak for at least three minutes each, and I will provide feedback for each group. Individually, I will mark holistically and give you feedback as a score out of ten. Furthermore, you should aim to pass each of the eight criteria that I told you about in a previous lesson.
One other point is please state your sources. You do not necessarily need to write like a thesis, but you do need to tell your audience where you got your information from. This will add credibility to your presentation and help the audience tell what is your opinion and what is someone else's.
I hope all will go well today.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Dear students,
There is no class on the 15th October, sorry.
My post originally had the 15th as the date, but that was a mistake!

Fashion presentations

Dear students,
On October 8th, please prepare your presentations (writing, editing, checking with your teacher, memorizing, practicing). You may use presentation software if you wish. On October 2nd you will have your first of four assignment presentations, which will be worth 10 points.
Last semester, students were assessed on eight criteria; two each presentation. This semester, however, I think holistic marking may work just as well, if not better. Regardless, I will provide feedback after you present.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin