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
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 Topic Selection
Week 2       (April 24th)    Presentation Skills Overview
Week 3       (May 1st)      Topic I
Week 4       (May 8th)      Presentation I (10 points)
Week 5       (May 15th)    Topic II
Week 6       (May 22nd)    Presentation II (10 points)
Week 7       (May 29th)    Topic III
Week 9       (June 5th)     Presentation III (10 points)
Week 9       (June 12th)   Topic IV
Week 10      (June 19th)   Presentation IV (10 points)
Week 11      (June 26th)   Final presentation preparation
Week 12      (July 3rd)      Final presentation preparation
Week 13      (July 10th)    Final presentation part 1 (30 points)
Week 14      (July 17th)    Final presentation part 2 (as above)
Attendance and active participation (30%)
Assignments - four in-class presentations (40%)
Final presentation (30%): A 5-minute solo presentation

*Students will be expected to attend a minimum of 80% of all classes in order to get credit for to this course. This means that you can be absent no more than three times. Do not be late, please. If you miss one class presentation assessment, you will automatically drop a grade.
This semester’s topics are: communication, education, social issues, environment, technology, and values.