Communication Strategies【210304】

Basic course information

Course type International Course Credits
Elective/Compulsory 選択 Course format 講義
Course start 春学期7月 Room L12会議室(7月4日と10日はD105室)

Course outline

Supervising lecturer Paul McAleese
Lecturer Paul McAleese
Course objectives The objectives of this course are to improve confidence and communicative ability in English discussion and presentation. Specifically, to improve proficiency in the strategies necessary to communicate information clearly and interact effectively in spoken discussion and Q&A contexts. These include effective presentation strategies (eg. for content, delivery and visuals) and the ability to effectively manage a Q&A or discussion  (eg. stratiegies for clarifying, paraphrasing, elaborating).
Course methodology Active student participation will be expected in a range of pair-work and small group activities. Classes will also include regular vocabulary peer-testing and student mini-presentations/discussions. There is also a self-study(homework) component to this course with students being expected to complete at least 1hour/lesson outside class.

Course plan

Comments Number Topic Content
1 Introductions and course overview Course overview, useful classroom language & warm-up, establishing criteria for presentation and discussion evaluation
2 Strategy 1 Discussion strategies
3 Strategy 2 Organizational strategies
4 Simulation Mini-presentations and discussions (round 1)
5 Strategy 3 Round 1 feedback and visual strategies
6 Strategy 5    Delivery strategies and dealing with difficult Q&A
7 Simulation Mini-presentations and discussions (round 2)
8 Course review Round 2 feedback, review activity, final checks

Textbook/Reference book

Textbook None required
Reference book  None required

Other information

Eligibility for this course This course is open to all Frontier, International, and Doctor Course students
Consultation times Thursdays 3:10-5pm C102 (or make an appointment by email).
Grades/Evaluation The grade for this course will be based on two mini-presentations and discussions (60%) self-study tasks (30%) and class participation (10%).
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Important information Students are required to attend at least 5 (of the 8) classes to be eligible for course credit.