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TEFL Lesson Plans For Dummies by Michelle M. Maxom

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Chapter 25

Developing Presentation Skills

In This Chapter

arrow Teaching the kind of language that students’ need to give a good presentation

arrow Helping students structure effective presentations

arrow Organising two lessons on presentations

Presentations are a part of many university courses and professions these days. For those developing a career that makes use of the English language, getting a foothold on presentation skills in English is vital. This chapter features the structure and lexis students need to speak effectively and professionally in front of others.

Using Presentation Skills as Language Context

When you set your class the task of giving presentations, you provide them with an opportunity to practise various skills. In addition, you have an ideal setting to assess your students’ abilities individually.

Consider these advantages of teaching presentation skills:

  • You bring the productive skills of writing and speaking into play in a freer way than in practice activities, and the students are able to show off the language skills they have developed so far.
  • The students are likely to research the set topic in English using the Internet and printed resources, which encourages independent ...

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