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January 13th lesson

Dear students,
Today (and January 20th) is your final presentation day. You should all be prepared and ready to deliver your final speech today, as I will call on people at random to deliver their speeches. The presentation is worth 30 percent of your final grade so please make sure to be ready and do your best.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

December 16th lesson

Dear students,
Today you should prepare for your final presentation in January. Please choose a topic from:

Fashion and Design
Globalization
Gender
Human Rights
Language
Media

Your presentation should be new and interesting and should include research and critical thinking. Below is a checklist that may help you to prepare, so please download it and bring it to class.

http://www.eflclub.com/rikkyo/presentationprep-final.pdf

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

December 9th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will deliver your presentations about language. If you want to do well, please research your topic thoroughly, present new and interesting information, give an intelligent opinion, talk for at least three minutes, and avoid reading. You should also make regular eye contact with the audience and be enthusiastic.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

PS. If you need a checklist print, you may download one here:
http://www.eflclub.com/rikkyo/presentationprep.pdf

November 25th lesson

Dear students,
Today is your third of four class presentations. You will be graded on content and delivery. Content includes your research and critical thinking, and delivery includes communicating with the audience with one`s eyes. If you are not fluent in English yet, please make sure to memorize your speech well enough to appear fluent. You should speak for at least three minutes per person.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

November 11th lesson

Dear students,
Today is your second of four three-minute presentations.
You will be assessed on:
fluency (in order to avoid reading you should memorise or use notes) - 3 points
content (including research and critical thinking) - 3 points
clarity of expression (grammar range and accuracy, and vocabulary use) - 2 points
pronunciation - 2 points
Good luck,
Chris Elvin


October 28th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will prepare your globalization presentations that you will give on November 11th. The assessment criteria will be slightly different from your first presentation. The criteria will be fluency (not reading), clarity of expression (grammar range and accuracy, vocabulary, use of transitions, etc.), pronunciaton (ease of listening), and content (research, critical thinking, new and interesting).
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

October 21st lesson

Dear students,
Before class:
Today you will learn about globalization. For reference, please download and read the file below before coming to class.
http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/briefing/globalization/globalization.pdf

In class:
In class you will read and answer questions about globalization. Please download the worksheet and bring it to class.
http://www.eflclub.com/rikkyo/globalization1.pdf

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

October 14th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will do the first of four ten-point presentations as part of a group. You should speak for at least three minutes each. Your delivery will probably be better if you use presentaion software than if you do not. You will be assessed on fluency (eye contact and not reading), content, delivery, and research and critical thinking.
Good luck!
Chris Elvin

October 7th class

Dear students,
Today is preparation for your first presentation on October 14th. You should research your topics in advance and finalize your speeches today. If you want to use presentation software, please bring your computer to class. I can check your visuals if you wish.
Your presentations should be three minutes per person, and should include research (other people`s ideas) and critical thinking (your group`s original opinions). You should also remember that organization, grammar, vocabulary, content and delivery are important.
If you want to deliver your presentation today, please tell me in class. Otherwise, you should be ready to present on the 14th.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Class Topics and September 30th Lesson

Dear students,
Thank you for coming to class on the 23rd of September.
The topics chosen by you for this semester are fashion and design, globalisation, media and language, and the topic for today will be fashion and design. Please download the print below and bring it to class.

http://www.eflclub.com/rikkyo/designandfashion2.pdf

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Welcome to Chris Elvin's Ikebukuro Tuesday Presentation Class 2014 - P2 - Rikkyo University

Dear students,
Hello and welcome to Chris Elvin's P2 Tuesday Rikkyo Ikebukuro presentation class.
Please subscribe to this blog in order to find out about lesson plans, homework assignments, prints to download, et cetera.

The course outline is available for download below:

http://www.eflclub.com/rikkyo/Elvin-P2-Tuesday-2014.docx

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

July 8th Final Presentation

Dear students,
Today is the day of your final presentation, which is worth 30 percent of your grade. Please make sure that you are organized, and that you have memorized your presentation well enough so that you can deliver fluently. Because you will not be reading, you should be able to have much eye contact with your audience. Your slides should be clear, accurate, and intersting, and a stylish presentation would show about one slide every twenty seconds. You should talk for at least five minutes.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

July 1st lesson

Dear students,
Today you will prepare for your final speech on either the 8th or the 15th of July. The rules of Rikkyo University are rather strict so you must not read from a script. You may have notes if you wish, but you should not read. You should make about 18 to 20 slides and talk for at least five minutes.
If you show me your slides, or your outline I can offer advice. One final thing to remember is that you should not copy other sources, from the Internet, for example.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Attendance and active participation

Dear students,
Your attendance in class is important. So is your active participation. Unless you prepare for class properly, by downloading prints, reading and thinking, the activities are not likely to go smoothly.
Please note that the points which are awarded for attendance include participation, so if you have been coming to class unprepared and indifferent, you are not likely to earn a good grade.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

June 24th lesson

Dear students,
Today is your last of four 3-minute presentations. Please make sure that you and your team are organized.
If there is any time, you will also start preparation for your final presentation on either July 8th or 15th. Your presentation should focus on a narrow theme within any of the six Rikkyo University topics of communication, education, social issues, environment, technology or values. These final presentations should be at least 5 minutes in length and you should use at least 15 slides in your presentation software.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

June 10th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will present about a technology company which you are representing. Your speech should focus only on the technological features that makes your company as good as or better than others. Your slides should be professional and the audience should go away with a good impression about the products and services you provide.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

June 3rd lesson

Dear students,
Please download the print from the previous post (May 27th) and bring it to class to read in your groups.
Today you will prepare your technology company presentation. What technology does your company make or use? Why is it better than others? How has technology made your company succesful, and how will technology continue to give your company a lead over its rivals?
Since you are representing your company, your presentation should be very professional. In particular, your slides should be faultless. Let me check your slides today, so please prepare these beforehand.
The date of the delivery of your third presentation will be June 10th.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

May 27th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will present about social issues. Each person should speak for about three minutes, and presentations with visuals are usually better than those without.
If you do not have Microsoft Powerpoint, there are some alternatives which you may consider using. (For example, if you have a google account, you can use your google drive).
Here is an article with a list of alternatives.

http://goanimate.com/video-maker-tips/6-best-business-presentation-software-and-powerpoint-alternatives/

After we you have finished presenting about social issues, you will read about the 2020 Tokyo Olympic presentation, so please download the link below.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2013/09/26/7-proven-presentation-principles-that-tokyo-used-to-win-the-2020-olympics/print/

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

May 20th lesson

Dear students,
Today, you will get ready to deliver your presentations on social issues. If you wish, you may present today. Otherwise, you can give your speech on the 27th.
Please remember to include research (with source citations) and critical thinking (tell your audience your opinions). Also, the better speeches use some kind of visual aid such as presentation software.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

May 6th Lesson

Dear students,
Today you will deliver your group presentations about education. Please make sure to include research and personal opinion, and cite any sources you use (either orally or visually as a Powerpoint slide, for example.
The length of your presenation should average 2-3 minutes per person, and your score will be the same as your group members.
If you happen to be absent due to personal reasons, you should present in the following week. These presentations should also be 2-3 minutes, and should include introduction, body, and summary.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Speaking of Speech

Dear students,
I have been told that I must use a textbook in the first semester, so if you still have a copy of Speaking of Speech please bring it to class. I don't want to use it too much, but we will have to use it for some of the time.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

April 29th class

Dear students,
Our next class is on April 29th. Please come to class with your materials so that you can prepare and practice your presentation on education in class. Your presentation should not be too general as you only have about three minutes per person to deliver your speech. You may use presentation software such as Microsoft Powerpoint if you wish. You can also show your information on paper or card if you prefer.
Your first assessed presentation will be delivered during the following week, May 6th. (Ignore my handout as it is innacurate). Remember to make eye contact and don't read.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Welcome to Chris Elvin's Presentation Class Blog

Dear students,
Thank you for coming to class today.
This semester, our topics will be education, social issues, environment, and technology.
Next Tuesday, you should come to class with your list of notes so that  you can present your part of the group presentation. (You are not allowed to read your entire speech, but you may look at your notes).
After your group presentations, you will prepare an introduction to a topic. You may introduce yourself if you think it is necessary. Your introduction should get the audience's attention by providing information such as backgound facts or statistics, a story, a quotation, and why you are talking about your specific topic. We can discuss this more in class next week.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin