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January 9th 2018 lesson

Dear students,
Today, the students who were unable to deliver their fourth presentation in December may do so now.
After that, you will prepare for you final five-minute solo presentation, which is worth thirty points. You may choose any topic from:
fashion
gender
globalization
human rights
language
media.
You should research well, think critically about your topic, and say something new and interesting. Consequently, please resist the temptation to rehash an old project - as that is not likely to be new nor interesting.
Also, in regard to your final presentation, please make an effort to communicate with your audience using your eyes.
Let me see your concept map, speech, or slides today.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

December 18th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will present about language. Remember to say something new and interesting, research well and think critically. Please also remember to communicate with your eyes.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

December 12th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will prepare for your fourth presentation on language. There will probably not be time to use all three prints below, but please download them and bring them to class anyway.
language 1
language 2
language 3
On the 19th of December, you may present alone or with a partner (your final presentation in January will be solo and a minimum of five minutes).
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

November 28th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will present about globalization. Remember to research, think critically, and to communicate with your eyes. As usual, you should speak for at least three minutes.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

November 21st lesson

Dear students,
Today you will finish your second presentation on human rights. There were some good talks last week, and nearly everybody was able to improve their score from the previous occasion. Mostly, the research was good and the slides professional. What could improve, however, would be eye contact and critical thinking. If you look at the audience, they will take more notice in your presentation, and it is more interesting to hear what your opinion is rather than just having to listen to facts, so please think about that.

After the presentations are finished, you will talk about globalization in randomized groups (I hope that this will make some of you more responsible - sometimes friends are not the ideal partners!)

Please download the prints below and bring them to class.
Globalization 1
Globalization 2

You may find these prints a little difficult, so don't worry if that is the case. Before class try to think about what you might want to research about, think critically ab…

November 14th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will deliver your second presentation, human rights. You should speak for at least three minutes per person and communicate with the audience using your eyes. Remember to research well, and think critically. Your slides should be clear and error free. The introduction is imortant, so please be clear about what your presentation is about.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

October 17th lessson

Dear students,
Today you will deliver your first speech. You should have a clear topic, and introduce your sub-topics in your introduction. Make sure that you are talking about only one topic - rather than three random topics about fashion.
Each person should speak for a minimum of three minutes. It is important to make eye contact with your audience, so please try to look at everyone in the class while presenting. If you just read your speech without looking at anyone, you will leave a bad impression.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

October 10th lesson

Dear students,
Today you should be prepared to practice your presentation about fashion. Each person should speak for a minimum of three minutes. Use presentation software; one slide every twenty or thirty seconds is ideal. Remember to be new, interesting, research well and think critically. When you deliver your speech, you should make much eye contact.
Let me check your speeches and slides first.
Good luck!
Chris Elvin

October 3rd lesson

Dear students,
Today's topic is fashion, so please download and bring the prints below to class.

Download fashion prints

You will first talk about fashion in pairs, and then draw a concept map related to an issue within the broad topic of fashion. You should remember, always, to be new and interesting, and to research and critically think about your topic. When you present soon, you should also make presentation slides. For a three minute talk per peson, one slide per 20 or 30 seconds is a good pace, so that would be about 5 to 10 slides per person.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Welcome to Chris Elvin's Rikkyo University Ikebukuro Campus Presentation Class

Dear students,
Welcome to the course.
This semester you will deliver four three-minute minimum per person group presentations (4 times 10 points each) and one five-minute minimum solo presentation as a final assignment (worth 30 points). Please come to all classes; You need to be present a minimum of 80 percent of the time to pass the course. Attendance is worth 40 percent of your final grade. If you are absent on a presentation day, you will, of course, lose 10 points and therefore drop a grade. If you are very late or willfully late for class, you will be considered absent.



The topics that we may present about this semester are as follows:



Fashion and Design
Globalization
Gender
Human Rights
Language
Media



Today you will choose the first topic from above.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

July 11th and 18th FINAL PRESENTATIONS

Dear students,
Today and the following week will be your final presentation assignment day. This time you will make a solo speech of at least five minutes. The topic is anything you wish, but you should remember to make sure that your presentation will be new and interesting to your audience, that you research it well, and you include a critical thinking component. You should also make your slides visually appealing and avoid any spelling or grammar mistakes.
The order of the speeches will be chosen at random, so everyone should be ready on the 11th. Failure to do so will incur penalty points.
Good luck!
Chris Elvin

July 4th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will deliver your fourth presentation, social issues. Please try not to talk much more than three minutes so that everyone may be able to speak.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

June 13th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will deliver your third presentation, communication. Remember to research, think critically, have a clear opinion, and communicate with your eyes as well as your voice.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

June 6th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will finish the presentations about education before preparing for your third topic, communication. You should work in your group preparing your concept map, slides, and speeches. You will deliver these presentions on June 13th.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

May 23rd lesson

Dear students,
Today you will prepare for your second preparation, education. Please show me your concept maps, speeches, and slides. If you have time, practice your speeches, and remember eye contact is important.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

May 16th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will finish presenting about the environment and then start a new topic, education.
Please download and print out the questions below, and bring them to class.
Questions about education
After asking and answering the questions in pairs or small groups, you will begin to prepare for your next presentation.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Peer feedback

Dear students,
Please provide feedback to your classmates by clicking on the form below. For each student, please write her name in the text box before you write your comments. Any fair constructive comment about the presentation will be fine.

Peer Feedback Form

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

May 9th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will present about the environment. Each person should speak for a minimum of three minutes, and since eye contact is important you should refrain from reading too much; the less you read the better.
For this presentation, I will assess the content of your speeches, including your slides, and your delivery, which will include eye contact, and also professionalism.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

April 25th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will learn about transitions, and prepare and practice your first presentation about the environment. Your presentation should be new, interesting, researched and have a critical thinking component. You should make your presentation digital, and each person should speak for a minimum of three minutes. Renember to use eye contact, too.
Let me see your speeches and slides today.
You will present in front of the class on May 9th.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

April 18th lesson

Dear students,
The topics for this semester are communication, education, environment, social issues, technology, and values. Today you will start the textbook and learn about introductions, which begins on page 57.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin