How to get students to really engage with audiences!. Speaker: Philip Saxon (Formerly teacher at the Budapest Business School; now postgraduate student at Warwick University) IATEFL-Hungary Conference, Budapest Saturday 6 th October 2013. Introduction.
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Speaker: Philip Saxon
(Formerly teacher at the Budapest Business School; now postgraduate student at Warwick University)
IATEFL-Hungary Conference, Budapest
Saturday 6th October 2013
Engaging an audience in a second (or third) language cannot be easy for our learners!
As an assessor of student presentations at the Budapest Business School, certain problems became apparent to me.
Today’s talk will examine these – and suggest possible ways of tackling them.
The following seem to occur quite often:
Today’s talk will attempt to address these issues.
Learners are quick to apply:
Learners are much slower to employ:
THE AUDIENCE NEEDS MOTIVATING!
AUDIENCES CAN FOLLOW THIS!
THE AUDIENCE MUST BE AROUSED AGAIN!
Question time will be dealt under “Rapport”!
HELP THE AUDIENCE REMEMBER
But they don’t know:
Classroom rapport is earned by displaying:
AN ACTIVE AUDIENCE IS
AN ENGAGED AUDIENCE!
THE AUDIENCE WILL NEED TO SEE THE POINT!
A GOOD STORY!
IF THE AUDIENCE PREFERS TO SPEAK
TOGETHER, LET THEM!
Remind students that effective speakers:
The audience will engage if:
An effective speaker will also:
They also appear knowledgeable – and handle questions well.
We can therefore:
KEEP THINGS LIVELY!
AND CONNECT WITH WHAT FOLLOWS.
At the end of the day, in class:
IF STUDENTS TRUST THEIR TEACHER AND EACH OTHER, IT SHOULD WORK!
However, the following are all MUSTS:
PLANNING PAYS DIVIDENDS!
The best student presenters:
SIMPLE IS EFFICIENT!
KEEP THINGS LEGIBLE!
THE AUDIENCE NEEDS TO VISUALISE DATA!
This shows the spread of obesity in the US:
US Adult Obesity Rates Since 1960
The benefits of using this technique:
Good designs can be found online…or created using sites such as visual.ly!
Striking visuals will:
There are four:
IN SHORT, WE WANT TO SEE “CRAP”!
“They may forget what you said, but they will never
forget how you made them feel.”
~ Carl W. Buechner
Tell students to aim for this: