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ERIC Number: ED445537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-16
Pages: 23
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Teaching Chinese Engineering Students Oral Presentation Skills.
Mueller, Elizabeth Ann
This paper is a virtual transcript of a conference presentation. It discusses the context of the course: the students, the expectations of the faculty and employers and the administrative constraints, and the course itself at the University of Hong Kong, an English-medium institution. Teaching non-native speakers to make effective oral presentations in a technical subject in English is the aim of the course. The course is 2 hours per week for 12 weeks. It devotes 7 weeks to oral presentation skills, and the remaining weeks are taken up by projects that involve small group presentations. Focus is on the individual oral presentations by students and what is done to support and train them for this task. A step-by-step summary is provided of what the teacher has done to train Chinese speakers with very limited English speaking ability to make well organized and intelligible presentations in English. Most of these students have had little or no training or experience in oral presentation skills in Chinese or English, and the course must teach this professional skill in the students' second language. Tables of data are included. Student questionnaires/worksheets are appended. (Contains 14 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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