|Lecturer||Mark WEEKS, Associate Professor|
|Department||Institute of Liberal Arts & Sciences, 2014 Spring & Fall|
|Recommended for:||School of Gradate students (2・1.5 hours / session One session / week 15 weeks / semester)|
This course aims of this course are to help students/researchers in any field to
Classes are conducted in an informal atmosphere, with students discussing issues and working together in pairs or small groups, changing partners each week. Most lessons include a short interactive lecture by the instructor on one of the themes listed below, with related group or class discussions and exercises. The following is a tentative outline of issues discussed.
Students will be encouraged to deliver two presentations, at least one with slides, during the semester in order to gain experience and receive helpful detailed feedback for further improvement.
All materials are prepared and provided by the instructor. Electronic copies of key materials will be sent to students throughout the course. While some materials are original products of the instructor, the following sources are also used:
It will be helpful to bring a dictionary for using English to classes.
Academic presentations are increasingly important in global research communities today. In an atmosphere that is relaxed but at the same time challenging, I want to show that it is possible to enjoy sharing our ideas in English. The first step is to think deeply about why we're speaking and what our main point is. The next is careful preparation based on the key principles of thematic focus, logical clarity and persuasive support. The instructor will also provide practical support and advice for participants preparing to give academic presentations outside the course.
Two presentations 30%
April 04, 2016