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July 3rd lesson

Dear students,
Today you will prepare for your final presentations which will be on July 10th and July 17th. These presentations are worth 30 points (eye contact, language usage, content).
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

June 26th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will finish off presentation 4, and then start preparing for your final five-minute presentation. You may choose any of the six topics from your discussion classes this semester.
Communication
Education
Environment
Social Issues
Values
Technology
You may also present with a partner if you wish, providing that your general topic is the same, and that your presentations are separate.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

June 19th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will present about technology in pairs. Remember the usual research and critical thinking, and to say something new and interesting. Also, the first person should introduce the topic (why is it interesting or important, for example), and remember eye contact.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

June 5th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will present about education. Please remember to research well, be critical, and new and interesting. Most importantly, talk to your audience - not your script!
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

May29th lesson

Dear students,
Everyone did a great job last week, so please keep it up. You are nearly all capable of getting very high gradees. If you want to aim for a "9" you will need to communicate more with your audience. Good luck with that.
Today you will prepare your next presentation about education in groups of three. If you show me your concept map, storyboard, or draft, I will give advice. Please remember to not cover too many topics in your short speech. One narrow topic with research and critical thinking is easier to follow than several in such a short time.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

May 22nd presentation

Dear students,
Today you will present about the environment. Please remember to research well, think critically, show clear and informative error-free slides, and to communicate with your audience using your eyes. You should include a graph and explain it to your audience, including your feeling or opinion of it (What is the key point that you want to convey?)

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Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

May 15th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will prepare for your second presentation on May 22nd. The topic is environment. Please show me your slides, charts, and speeches. You may bring a computer if you wish.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

May 1st lesson

Dear students,
Today you will present about social issues. Remember to be new and interesting, to research well and to think critically. Your slides should help you to tell your story and you should engage your audience with your eyes. Please talk for at least three minutes each.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

April 24th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will prepare your first presentation with your group. The topic is social issues. You should prepare a presentation so that each person will talk for at least three minutes. Make slides, and remember to be new, interesting, research well, and think critically about your topic.
When you deliver your speech (soon), please also remember eye contact.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

Welcome to Chris Elvin's Rikkyo University Presentation Class

Dear students,
Welcome to Presentation class.

English Presentation I (Spring, 2018) Chris Elvin
Day / Time:Tuesday Period 1 Contact:     chriselvin@gmail.com Class blog: http://www.elvinpr.blogspot.jp Classroom:  X202 Class Code:FK303
Course Description & Objectives This course is designed primarily to improve students’ presentation skills and thereby to develop their integrative English language proficiency.In spring the goal is to acquire basic presentations skills, including how to organize a presentation, supporting arguments with evidence, effective use of visual aids, and aspects of delivery such as eye contact or gesture. Students base their presentations on the basic patterns taught and learn to speak from notes. More skilled students make longer persuasive presentations as the term progresses. The class is conducted in English. Textbook: LeBeau, C., & Harrington, D. (2009). Speaking of speech. Oxford, UK: Macmillan. Course Schedule: Week 1       (April 17th)    Orientation and To…

January 16th and 23rd lessons

Dear students,
The order of your speeches will be randomised today. Everyone should be ready to present even though it will be impossible for all to finish this in one lesson.
Remember to research, think critically, and say something new and interesting.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin