English Presentation

Numbering Code G-LAW10 7B911 SE41 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Doctoral students Target Student
Language English Day/Period Wed.2
Instructor name MURPHY, Mahon (Graduate School of Law Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Course goals: Delivering an effective presentation of your ideas is often as important as the quality of the ideas themselves. There are many types of English presentations, but all successful ones share common features: clarity, precision, concision, and an engagement with and understanding of the audience. This course aims to enable non-native English speakers to understand these features and deliver more effective presentations of their own, with a particular focus on academic-style presentations. Half of the sessions will involve in-class presentations by students followed by teacher and peer feedback.
Course Goals Students should become aware of the basic skills and "rules of thumb" in delivering an effective English presentation and will demonstrate these skills in a final 12-15 minute English presentation by the end of the class. They should also acquire know-how of how to practice and continue improving their skills outside of class.
Schedule and Contents Part One: Understanding Effective Presentations
1. Ice-breaking session. Types of English presentations. What are successful presentations? A few examples.
2. Your initial 3-minute presentation on your research and peer feedback

Part Two: Writing and Preparing a Presentation
3. Initial preparation: identifying audience, context, key message
4. What to say at each stage: opening, outline, and transitions
5. Your speech opening, outline, and transition and peer feedback
6. What to say at each stage: methodology, results and discussion, conclusion
7. Writing out your speech: rules of thumb
8. Your speech draft and peer feedback
9. Making PPT slides: rules of thumb
10. Your PPT slides draft and peer feedback
Part Three: Delivering a Presentation
11. Stage fright, intonation and pronunciation, audience attention
12. Preparing and dealing with Q and A

Part Four: Student Presentations
13. Your final presentations; teacher and peer assessment
14. Your final presentations; teacher and peer assessment
15. Feedback session
Evaluation Methods and Policy Regular assignments 20%
Final in-class presentation 40%
Participation 40%

Course Requirements Upper intermediate English skills are required to get the most out of this course.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students will be expected to spend 2-3 hours per week in preparation for each of the classes.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Supplementary material will be provided throughout the course.