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Seminar on English Presentation Skills for International Academic Conferences held at TUFS

published February 8, 2018

On Friday the 2nd of February, TUFS invited former GLIP lecturer Douglas Osei-Hyiaman and held the 'English Presentation Skills for International Academic Conferences' seminar. This seminar was held with the goal of teaching the skills essential for English presentations. Despite the long hours, the seminar was brimming with enthusiasm.

In the first part of the seminar, 'Effective Materials and Methods for English Presentations,' a model presenter gave a presentation to help participants further understand what an English presentation involves, after which discussion focused on the tricks of English presentations such as gestures, eye contact and ways of speaking.

In the second part of the seminar, 'Public Guidance on Practical Tasks,' participants listened to 3 presentations on both the humanities and sciences, after which they split into three groups to do checklist evaluations on the presentations. Afterwards, participants received feedback from the lecturer, and mutually shared their opinions on each of the presentations, making the seminar a valuable experience for those involved.

Model Presenters
Part One
Ms. Cho So Jin (TUFS Graduate School of Global Studies, Area and International Studies, first year)
Part Two
Ms. Konomi Murayama (TUFS Graduate School of Global Studies, Area and International Studies, first year)
Assistant Professor Kaori Tsukakoshi (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Biotechnology and Life Science)
Specially Appointed Professor Kazue Demachi (TUFS African Studies Center, international economics, development economics)

This seminar was held as part of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's 2016 'Initiative for Realizing Diversity in the Research Environment, Funds for the Development of Human Resources in Science and Technology,' and was also participated in by partner institutions.