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On-line English Oral Presentations
Syllabus
(1) Course objectives To improve the student's presentation skills by creating several writing and oral tasks which are frequently encountered in the workplace.
(2) Course texts
Fluency Squares for Business and Technology by Phillip L. Knowles and Ruth A. Sasaki
A Correspondence Manual for Chinese Technical Writers by Ted Knoy
English Oral Presentations for Chinese Technical Writers by Ted Knoy
(3) Suggested readings
Business Communication Today by Courtland > Bovee and John V. Thill (Second edition)
Business English and Communication by Lyn R. Clark, Kenneth Zimmer, and Joseph Tinervia (Second edition)
Effective Technical Communication by Anne Eisenberg (Second edition)
English Style Approach for Chinese Technical Writers by Ted Knoy (Revised edition)
How to Create and Deliver Winning Advertising Presentations by Sandra Moriarty and Tom Duncan
Principles and Techniques of English Oral Presentations: A Guidebook for Chinese Managerial and Technical Professionals by Chia-Jung Tsai
Speech Communication for International Students by Paulette Dale and James C. Wolf
Technical Contacts: Materials for developing listening and speaking skills for the student of Technical English by Nick Brieger and Jeremy Comfort
Technical Writing and Professional Communication for Nonnative Speakers of English by Thomas N. Huckin and Leslie A. Olsen (International edition)
(4) Class schedule
Class 1
  • Introduction
  • Educational background (Assignment 1 inside of English Oral presentation curriculum)
  • General writing style (Handout #11 of Writing style handouts for Chinese Technical Writers)
Class 2
  • Class oral presentations
  • Company or organization description (Assignment 2 inside of English Oral presentation curriculum)
  • Introducing a technology organization (Unit 4 of English Oral Presentations for Chinese Technical Writers)
  • General writing style (Handout #11 of Writing style handouts for Chinese Technical Writers)
Class 3
  • Class oral presentations
  • Product comparison (Assignment 3 inside of English Oral presentation curriculum)
  • Introducing a research division or department (Unit 5 of English Oral Presentations for Chinese Technical Writers)
  • General writing style (Handout #11 of Writing style handouts for Chinese Technical Writers)
Class 4
  • Class oral presentations
  • Work history (Assignment 4 inside of English Oral presentation curriculum)
  • Visiting an overseas company (Unit 9 of English Oral Presentations for Chinese Technical Writers)
  • Chinese colloquial habits in technical writing (Handout #12 of Writing style handouts for Chinese Technical Writers)
Class 5
  • Class oral presentations
  • Recent successes in company or organization (Assignment 5 inside of English Oral presentation curriculum)
  • Introducing an industry (Unit 7 of English Oral Presentations for Chinese Technical Writers)
  • Chinese colloquial habits in technical writing (Handout #12 of Writing style handouts for Chinese Technical Writers)
Class 6
  • Class oral presentations
  • Product presentation (Assignment 6 inside of English Oral presentation curriculum)
  • Introducing a technology (Unit 6 of English Oral Presentations for Chinese Technical Writers)
  • Chinese colloquial habits in technical writing (Handout #12 of Writing style handouts for Chinese Technical Writers)
Class 7
  • Class oral presentations
  • Possible changes affecting the company or organization (Assignment 7 inside of English Oral presentation curriculum)
  • Reviewing or summarizing a technological development (Unit 8 of English Oral Presentations for Chinese Technical Writers)
  • General writing style (Handout #13 of Writing style handouts for Chinese Technical Writers)
Class 8
  • Class oral presentations
  • Market to which the company or organization belongs (Assignment 8 inside of English Oral presentation curriculum)
  • Reporting on research or technical capabilities (Unit 10 of English Oral Presentations for Chinese Technical Writers)
  • General writing style (Handout #13 of Writing style handouts for Chinese Technical Writers)
  • Technical cooperation (Unit 1 of A Correspondence Manual for Chinese Technical Writers)
Class 9
  • Class oral presentations
  • Process description (Assignment 9 inside of English Oral presentation curriculum)
  • Presenting research findings (Unit 11 and Unit 12 of English Oral Presentations for Chinese Technical Writers)
  • General writing style (Handout #13 of Writing style handouts for Chinese Technical Writers)
  • Technical visits overseas(Unit 2 of A Correspondence Manual for Chinese Technical Writers)
Class 10
  • Class oral presentations
  • Developing a product or product technology (Units 1-3 of English Oral Presentations for Chinese Technical Writers)
  • Technical visits from abroad (Unit 3 of A Correspondence Manual for Chinese Technical Writers)
Class 11
  • Class oral presentations
  • Technical training (Unit 4 of A Correspondence Manual for Chinese Technical Writers)
  • Review of general writing style and Chinese colloquial habits
Class 12
  • Class oral presentations
  • Requesting information (Unit 5 of A Correspondence Manual for Chinese Technical Writers)
  • Review of general writing style and Chinese colloquial habits
  • Course summary
(5) Class homework
Written assignments will be sent for editing to the instructor via e-mail (tedaknoy@ms11.hinet.net) as an attached file in Microsoft Word 95 or 97 format. The instructor will edit the files using the editing tool inside of the "Tools" box of Microsoft Word 95 or 97 and, then, return to the student. During the final week of the course, the student will submit the final assignments on a 3.5 size diskette.
See Table
(6) Norms for class assignments The instructor assesses the above assignments on the basis of the following merits:
  • Structure -- Each class assignment must adhere to the structure outlined in "Details of class assignm/ents".
  • Style -- Each class assignment must be written in clear and concise English, omitting any grammatical, general writing style, or Chinese colloquial habits. (NOTE: see "Writing style handouts" on home page for further details)
  • Usability -- Each class assignment must not only have a particular audience in mind, but attempt to link the commercial/technical information with the reader's interests.
(7) Details of class assignments