As lessons are developed with working people in mind, this course is designed to help students with their everyday working needs, as well as to enhance their English.
In the first half of the course, we will cover presentation skills, which will help with job prospects and many other areas outside of work.
We will increase your vocabulary to enable you to talk more fluently about your work or company.
We will watch TED Talks and other presentation examples and use them as case studies.
Learning to present well will help many aspects of English such as being able to summarize your thoughts and clarify ideas, reporting the main points of a speech and giving advice.
In the second half of the course we will increase a students' assertiveness, going through different techniques that can be used, as well as how to use it in different situations. As before, we will go through case studies and role plays.
During the course, students will give an oral presentation.
1. Be more confident giving presentations in work.
2. Use and learn vocabulary specific to your industry.
3. Further develop assertiveness.
Lectures, discussions, pair and group work, speaking assignments in English.
Week 1 Introduction and opening (ice breaking, socializing)
Week 2 Basic presentation skills (opening, signposting, closing)
Week 3 Presentation skills (talking about graphs and charts)
Week 4 Presentation skills (emphasis and stress)
Week 5 Ted Talks
Week 6 Presentation showcase
Week 7 Assertiveness techniques
Week 8 Assertiveness for specific situations
Week 9 Customer Negotiation skills
Week 10 Final review
於第一堂說明 / 老師自編講義
This course is suitable for:
1. Intermediate level students.
2. Students preparing for Intermediate (B1).
3. Students who have an overall average of TOEIC 450-550.
4. This course aims to develop students' skills to 600-700.
MA Globalization Metropolitan University, Manchester, U.K.
BA Sociology and Media Studies, City University London.
I have well over 15 years of teaching experience of both children of all ages and adults from my time in Korea and Taiwan as well as over ten years' experience editing academic texts (various dissertations), travel information for Xinbei City Government, financial institutions and creating test material for TOEIC, TOEFL and BULATS.
As a result , I have an excellent working knowledge of those tests in terms of both writing the material and teaching and therefore helping students to reach their goals.
In Taiwan I have also gained experience of teaching business writing and presentation skills to business people in a variety of companies as well as IELTS and TOEFL test preparation.
I have worked in several Universities in Taiwan such as Mingchuan where I taught classes related to tourism and marketing.
Aside from these experiences, I have also recently been working towards preparing my PhD proposal , which I hope to begin in the near future.
My own research interests are related to travel, food and nostalgia.