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Welcome to Oral English - Spring 2019

Dear students,
Welcome to Oral English. Please visit this blog before class to check for information about the next lesson, including worksheet downloads, updates, and homework assignments.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

COURSE OUTLINE

Oral English I April 2019
Instructor: Chris Elvin (chriselvin@gmail.com)
Course DescriptionThe goal of this course is to improve English oral communication ability.
Class Bloghttp://elvinor.blogspot.jp Couse Assessment20%   Student directed lesson 30%   Attendance and participation 20%   Final test 30%   Class activities portfolio
Student directed lesson - 20 points: Your group should prepare an activity to last between twenty and thirty minutes. The purpose of this activity is to improve the oral fluency of the participants.
Attendance and participation - 30 points: You are expected to attend ALL classes. Each absence will be penalized by a deduction of 3% from your final grade. If you are late, you will be penalized by a deduction of 1% from your final grade. If you …

February 1st lesson

Dear students,
Today you will finish your presentations. After that you will have a quiz in pairs or small groups.

2000s quiz

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

January 25th

Dear students,
Today you will have a student led activity, and after that you will start your final presentations which are worth 20 points (content, delivery, English expressions, slides). You should talk for four or five minutes about one of the research and write topics from your prints. The order of your speeches will be randomized by year, so everyone should be ready today.
Remember to research well, say something new and interesting, think critically, and communicate with your eyes as well as your voice.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

January 11th 2019 class

Dear students,
Today you will have a student led activity and finish 2008. After that you will hand in your portfolios. Therefore, you should have written 2008 research and write and completed your portfolio (apart from 2008) beforehand.
After that you will have a team quiz about the 2000s.

2000s quiz

Kind redards,
Chris Elvin

December 21st lesson

Dear students,
Today you will have a student led activity. Then, write a multiple choice quiz question about the 2000s with three options for the answer and hand it to your teacher. Circle the correct answer please. You may use the prints from class or your own idea. Anything is fine so long as it is not personal nor too obscure. (Questions about events in Japan in the 2000s are also acceptable).
After that you will carry on talking about 2008. If you finish, you may either write your 2008 research and write essay or prepare for you presentation in January.
Please also complete a questionnaire about ability (才能) and intelligence (理解力) for my private research.

ability and intelligence

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin

December 14th lesson

Dear students,
Today you will have a student led activity and then read your 2007 reseach and write homework. After  that we will check the 2008 matching that you also did for homework, and start the 2008 prints.
Kind regards,
Chris Elvinm

Final Presentations Selection

Dear students,
Please sign up for your final presentation which will be held on either January 25th 2019 or February 1st 2019. Each person should speak for about five minutes. You will assessed on English expression, content, delivery, and visuals (slides).

Final Presentation Selection

Kind regards,
Chris Elvin