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Presentation skills for EAP students

 
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eihpos



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 9:58 pm    Post subject: Presentation skills for EAP students Reply with quote

Hi,

I am looking for ideas for a workshop focusing on presentation skills for a low level EAP class. It only has to be an hour long and I would like to make it as practical as possible - not going to much into the steps of giving a presentation as they have done this already, but perhaps focusing on the delivery, intonation, body language, putting a PPT together etc.

Any ideas or links?

Thanks!
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rtm



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Presentation skills for EAP students Reply with quote

Maybe these?

https://www.englishclub.com/speaking/presentations.htm
http://www.slideshare.net/ArturPivovarov/presentations
http://www.slideshare.net/kimubert/adp-l12-academic-presentation
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are likely to be a few YouTube videos of examples of good and bad presentations that you could incorporate into your workshop (toward the end). The students can rate each clip and discuss their feedback on delivery, intonation, body language, etc. Since they're low-level EAP learners, you could even use a basic assessment and feedback sheet with each presentation element (i.e., delivery, body language...), which the students can rate by ticking the box under a frown face or a cheesy smiley face. It could have a space for notes on why that element was good or bad. This would help with discussion.
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HLJHLJ



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PowerPoint - put as little text on a slide as possible, ideally no more than about one sentence, and if possible, no text - just a picture to illustrate what you are saying. Don't read from notes (obviously).

Body language - face your audience, not the screen. Keep arms wide, don't cross them, hold them in front of the body, or put your hands in your pockets. Keep your hands away from your face. If you are prone to fiddle with your hair, etc, hold a pen to fiddle with instead.

Intonation - smile when you talk, it really makes a difference.

With low level learners, I would do 2 short demos, maybe 2 minutes each. One doing everything wrong, one doing everything write. Exaggerate and ham it up a bit. Then get them to come up with a list of dos and don'ts in pairs or small groups.
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MuscatGary



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There used to be a video on the OU website of a lecturer doing a bad followed by a good presentation.
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