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Lesson 1 Academic Discussion and Presentation, Kansai University, Spring 2011

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  1. 1. Academic Discussion and Presentation<br />Kansai University, Spring 2011<br />
  2. 2. Purpose<br />The purpose of this course is have students<br />Prepare for academic discussions and presentations. <br />Read newspaper and academic articles, <br />Watch and understand videos, <br />Write papers<br />Participate in academic discussions<br />
  3. 3. Classroom Rules<br />It’s OK to make a mistake. That is how you will learn and get better.<br />Speak English as much as you can.<br />Ask for help, when you don’t understand.<br />Treat others with respect.<br />Help each other.<br />Relax and enjoy the class.<br />
  4. 4. Today’s Class<br /> In today’s class, we get to know each other.<br />Students will <br />Introduce themselves and discuss their area of research. <br />Read and discuss a newspaper article, <br />Watch a video and discuss what they learned. <br />After class, students will post their reflections and comments on Facebook.<br />
  5. 5. Basic Introduction<br />My name is ______________________<br />You can call me __________________<br />I’m a graduate student. <br />OR I’m a first year master’s candidate.<br />(at Kansai University in Osaka, Japan).<br />I’m majoring in Informatics. It’s sometimes called IT.<br />My area of interest is in ________________________.<br />I’m from __________ City in _________ Prefecture.<br />Nice to meet you. I’m glad to meet you.<br />
  6. 6. Student Course Expectations<br />Please write about at least three things that you would like to learn or do in this class.<br />For example<br />In this class, I would like to learn about Social Networking Services (SNS) because I would like to write a research paper comparing SNS in Japan and other countries<br />In this class, I would like to learn about <br />___________________ because ________________<br />___________________ because ________________<br />___________________ because ________________<br />
  7. 7. A Newspaper Article<br />Today, we will read a newspaper article about the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan and how it has increased the use of social networking sites.<br />ADP L1 The Disaster in Japan Sparks Social Media Innovation.docx<br />About what percent of the article did you understand when you tried to read it by yourself? _____%<br />How difficult was the article to read? Circle your answer: <br />1 (very easy) 2 3 4 5 (very difficult)<br />Please write about three important points that the author of the article is trying to say.<br />__________________________________________________<br />__________________________________________________<br />__________________________________________________<br />
  8. 8. Watching a Video<br />Watch a video about the recent events in Japan and how it is resulting in innovation in Japan.<br /><br />About what percent of the video did you understand when you listened by yourself? _____%<br />How difficult was the video to understand? Circle your answer: 1 (very easy) 2 3 4 5 (very difficult)<br />Please write about three important points that the presenter on the video is trying to say.<br />__________________________________________________<br />__________________________________________________<br /> __________________________________________________<br />
  9. 9. Vocabulary and Grammar<br />Learning vocabulary and grammar are important parts of becoming better at discussions and presentations. <br />Please write new words or grammar that you learned in today’s class<br />_____________________________________________________<br />_____________________________________________________<br />_____________________________________________________<br />_____________________________________________________<br />________________________________________________________<br />
  10. 10. Posting Reflections and Comments<br />Post your reflections and comments on a Facebook group page. Only members of the class can see this page.<br />To post your reflections and comments, please select the document “Doc” button.  <br />I will post a template for you to copy and paste. <br />Title: ADP Lesson Reflections and Comments <br />Write your reflections by using the following format:<br />Lesson 1<br /> Today I learned many things in class. <br />First, I learned ___________________<br />Second, I learned _________________<br />Third, I learned ___________________<br />Fourth, I learned _________________<br />Fifth, I learned ___________________<br />In conclusion ____________________<br />Comments about today’s class.<br />____________________________________________________<br />
  11. 11. Next Week’s Class<br />Next week, we will do some work in class. <br />We will talk with Bert sensei on Elluminate.<br />We will practice having an online class, to prepare you for online discussions and presentations. <br />If you have a computer, please bring it to class and be sure that you can download Elluminate. <br />Ask other students if you don’t understand.<br />If you don’t have a computer, you can share a computer with another student.<br />
  12. 12. Questions and Answers<br />Mary Kimura <br /><br />Bert Kimura<br /><br />Masashi Okada<br />