Presentations for LLEP university students

Date and Time: Saturday, 26 March 2011 – 1:30pm – 2:20pm
Speaker: Peter Ross
Asking university students to give in-class presentations can be an excellent way to stimulate enthusiasm and generate meaningful discussion, leaving students with a feeling of success and accomplishment. However, asking students at a low level of English proficiency to present on topics that are too hard for them can accomplish just the opposite, leading to frustration for all concerned– the audience, the teacher, and the presenters themselves. One solution is to steer LLEP students away from research-based presentations in favor of simple, non-academic topics, asking presenters to draw information from their own experience, expertise and imagination. Participants in this workshop will construct a sample non-academic presentation, and view videos of successful student performance.