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November 19, 2014

How To Do Well On Your Presentations

Filed under: announcements — richardlstansfield @ 1:48 am

– do NOT be late for your presentation!

– introduce yourselves

– introduce your topic

– go over the vocabulary

– all members participate in presenting (Divide the presentation amongst all members.)

– explain any pictures (e.g. “This is a picture of Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na, taken at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.”)

– look at your audience when you speak

– don’t speak in a monotone

– look and sound “alive,” not “dead”

– You can occasionally look quickly at small, hand-sized cards with your main points on them. Do not read from them or look at them for too long. You can
just glance at them, and then look quickly back to your audience.

– respect other groups when they do their presentations (pay attention, don’t talk, etc.)

* This is the procedure:

1. Stand at the front of the class, introduce yourselves, and introduce your topic.

2. Present the Glossary.

3. Present the text and explain the pictures.

4. Ask your classmates (the audience) if they have any questions. If they do, answer their questions.

5. Go back to your seats and sit down.

6. Mr. Stansfield will go over the Discussion Questions.

7. Everybody in the class will discuss the questions.


There are two parts to your presentation mark: the writing, and the presentation itself.
I judge the writing of your presentation by what appears on my web-site (e.g. having everything in the right order, having 5 vocabulary items, 3 discussion questions, etc.).
You do not have to have a Power Point presentation. You can use what is on my web-site. If you think it will make your presentation better, you can do it.


  1. Hello,dear teacher.My name is 서옥림(12144793),a student from Class 5.Sorry to trouble you.I realized that I chose the wrong group by mistake.I didn’t see the notes when I was doing the registration.It seems that my major belongs to group B(나군),but I am in group A(가군)now.I want to choose Class 21.Is it full of members? I wonder if you can help me or I need to do the course add/drop period on Friday .I’m afraid of the deadline because this class is not easy to join.THANKS and see you tomorrow.

    Comment by 서옥림 — March 4, 2015 @ 1:44 pm | Reply

    • Go to Room 5남434B and talk to them.

      Comment by richardlstansfield — March 4, 2015 @ 10:55 pm | Reply

  2. Hello, I am sa jae min(12143855) who is majoring in sport science.

    I was absent from your class on March 16th due to the Horse Riding Competitions in Gwangju, since my specialty is a Horse Riding.
    I have got F grades last year from the courses because of horse riding competitions.
    Unfortunatly, I should attend the Horse Riding Competitions at least once a month.
    I think the result would be exactly same with last year If I continuously absent.
    Therefore, I submit an official document of the Horse Riding Competition and ask for your approval.
    I apologize for the inconvenience to you and our class members.
    I will keep up with my study from absent class to avoid disruption in class.
    Please help me get at least D grade.

    Best regards
    sa jae min

    Comment by sa jae min — March 18, 2015 @ 2:39 am | Reply

    • Read the post entitled “Syllabus.” There, you will see that there are only 4 acceptable excuses for being absent, and riding horses is not one of them.

      Mr. Stansfield

      Comment by richardlstansfield — March 20, 2015 @ 10:05 am | Reply

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