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Welcome to PG Oral Communication. Chris’s Introduction Please call me Chris. I’m from Austin, Texas. I live in Santa Cruz with my girlfriend, Katherine.

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1 Welcome to PG Oral Communication

2 Chris’s Introduction Please call me Chris. I’m from Austin, Texas. I live in Santa Cruz with my girlfriend, Katherine. I studied linguistics at the University of Texas and the University of Hawaii. I have been teaching English for 12 years. I have taught in Japan and Vietnam, as well as Texas, Colorado, and Hawaii. I love teaching, language, food, music, and martial arts. Does anyone have any questions for me?

3 Students’ Introductions/Diagnostics You will have two minutes to introduce yourself. Your goal is to present a self-introduction that your audience will not forget. You will have ten minutes to plan and practice your introduction. Once we begin presenting, you should pay attention and take notes. Anything mentioned in a presentation may be on Friday’s test. Adhere to the time limit and show us your academic speaking skills.

4 How can I be a good audience member? ?

5 Make eye contact with the presenter. Pay attention to your own body language. Give positive feedback and show interest. Create mental questions about the presenter’s content. Take notes. Smile to encourage your classmate. Avoid focusing on your own presentation while others are presenting.

6 Course Intro/Greensheet Discussion

7 Skills Survey Do you have any difficulty accessing and listening to online audio and video from websites such as YouTube and NPR? Can you make a short speech recording and save it as an.mp3 file? Do you know how to send an.mp3 file via ? Upload to a Wiki?

8 Listening Diagnostic Listen and take notes. Use the Cornell system if you know it. You will have some time to add to your notes after listening, but we will only listen once. I will collect your notes, but I will not grade them.

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13 Homework Think of a slang term or idiomatic expression that you have been exposed to since you came to the U.S. Prepare a 2 minute presentation about this term to present to a student group on Wednesday. Include where/when you heard this term, its meaning, and some examples of how to use it. Be prepared to answer questions from your classmates about your term. Try accessing the wiki-site for this course at: SALpregatewayOCfall2011.pbworks.com


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