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PresentingJohn Hughes is the co-author of a new video course from OUP called ‘Successful Presentations’. On 25th January, he hosted a webinar on this topic. In this post, he sums up the key points of managing presentations in the classroom.

Preparation before the presentations

Among most people’s list of most stressful situations, speaking in public comes at the top or close to it. This level of stress is magnified when a presentation is being delivered in another language. So the preparation stage is crucial. Use it for students to check their English and to build their confidence. You’ll need to input useful phrases such as ‘Today I’d like to talk about…’ and ‘Now let’s move on to…’ but language input also means providing individual students with key vocabulary for the topic of their presentation. Next you need to give students preparation time including rehearsal time at outside…

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