In this course, we will improve oral communication competency through both informal discussions and formal academic-style presentations. Discussions and presentations will mainly focus on describing health-related topics using easy, non-technical terminology.
Students will be able to…
Class assignments: 40%
Weekly Quizzes: 15%
Poster presentation: 10%
Final oral presentation: 20%
Attendance is required. Attendance is evaluated on a 6-point scale. Points are given when students actively participate in class and subtracted when students are late, sleep or do things not related to the class activity. All students must tap in by 9:10 to receive any attendance points. Six absences is automatic failure of the class.
Class assignments include 1) summarising four news articles (two by teacher and two by student) from Sciencedaily.com; 2) summarising six Ted Talks (three by teacher and three by student); 3) peer feedback of poster presentation; 4) peer feedback of oral powerpoint presentation; and 5) asking questions to presenters during poster and oral sessions.
Weekly quizzes will test vocabulary knowledge of teacher and student articles/talks.
Fall Schedule: 1st Period (8:50-10:20)
|Date||Class||Class Content||Presentation Submission Deadlines|
|10月6日||Class 2||Teacher article discussion 1||Poster topic|
|10月13日||Class 3||Student article discussion 1|
|10月20日||Class 4||Teacher article discussion 2||Poster outline|
|10月27日||Class 5||Student article discussion 2|
|11月10日||Class 6||Poster presentation session||Final printed poster (A0 size)|
|11月17日||Class 7||Teacher TED talk discussion 1||Oral Presentation topic|
|11月24日||Class 8||Student TED Talk discussion 1|
|12月1日||Class 9||Teacher TED talk discussion 2||Oral Presentation outline|
|12月8日||Class 10||Student TED Talk discussion 2|
Teacher TED talk discussion 3
Oral presentation VA practice
|Oral presentation Visual aids (VAs)|
|1月5日||Class 12||Oral presentation slide peer feedback||Rough Draft of powerpoint slides|
|1月12日||Class 13||Oral presentation session 1||Group A (Final Powerpoint slides)|
|1月19日||Class 14||Oral presentation session 2||Group B (Final Powerpoint slides)|
Students are expected to prepare for poster and oral presentations outside of class time. It is recommended to have regular access to some form of portable electronic device (e.g., tablet, notebook PC) for use in- and outside the class.