Category Archives: Academic Skills

AS1: Week 11, June 29th, 2018

Homework

  1. (Finish the timeline for chapter 2 and chapter 3 if you did not finish in class).
  2. Read chapter 3.
    1. Pick a topic that interests you for your next presentation.
    2. Do some research (the information in the textbook is probably not enough for a good presentation).
    3. Prepare your presentation.

Today’s class

  1. Checking the answers to textbook exercises pp 25-27.
  2. One-to-one conferencing to discuss presentations.
  3. Read chapter 3 and choose a topic.

AS1: week 10, June 22nd 2018

Homework

  1. (Finish the timeline for chapter 2 if you did not finish in class).
  2. Read chapter 3.
    1. Pick a topic that interests you for your next presentation.

Today’s class

  1. Student presentation
  2. General comments on presentations
    1. The language for presentations should be
      1.  simple (simple vocabulary, simple grammar, short sentences).
        1. Important difficult vocabulary which your audience may not know should be put on the screen so that your audience can hear and read.
        2. Important difficult vocabulary can be “glossed” (given a Japanese explanation or translation).
    2. Why do you think so many Japanese TV programs have Japanese subtitles?  –>
    3. Here is a collection of images found by searching on Google for “presentations” (images)
      1. What do you notice about many of the pictures?
      2. That is a hint: copy them.
image from https://www.strathmore.edu/news/adding-life-to-presentations-using-zui/

AS1: Week 7, June 1st, 2018

Homework

Re-write and prepare your presentation.

  • Presentations should be 2-3 minutes long.
  • Use plenty of pictures, maps and illustrations.
  • Use easy English.
  • Make sure your classmates can understand the words you use.
  • Make your presentation interesting!

Today’s class

  1. Checked answers to textbook questions on pages 13-15.
  2. 1-to-1 conferencing (if I did not talk to you, I will email you my comments by Sunday evening).