This General English course will teach students how to analyse and deliver effective public speeches and presentations, with the help of relevant video and audio clips, reading materials, and continuous in-class practice. All aspects of the process will be covered, including identifying one`s target audience and their interests, creating an effective presentation to engage the audience, designing attractive supporting materials, and delivering the presentation in a professional way. Students will be instructed on how to utilize a range of structures such as lexical associations, attention getting devices, clinchers, body language, tone and pitch, and apply the main format of the introduction, body and conclusion, in order to produce consistent speeches and presentations on various topics. This course is aimed at students who are able to communicate in oral English at pre-intermediate level and above, and are capable of producing basic linguistic output, but may struggle to sustain accurate, coherent, longer types of public discourse in English.
This course is designed to develop students’ core speaking, listening and reading competency to meet the requirements of the target level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and Chinese Standards of English. The goals of this course are to enable students to structure and plan effective speeches and presentations, develop attractive and engaging supporting material, and effectively deliver speeches and presentations in English.
Keenan Sass has been delivering English classes to learners of different ages and proficiency levels for the past two years with EF in Shanghai and he enjoys teaching young adult learners. Keenan enjoys being able to communicate with his learners and teaching them about worldly topics and help open them to topics pertaining to Western Culture. In turn he loves having his students open up his world to all things China related especially Chinese culture and customs. He will be teaching Oral and Written English to the undergraduates of ShanghaiTech as well as teaching General English to the Graduates. Keenan graduated from Stellenbosch University in Cape Town South Africa, where he majored in Drama and Theatre studies with a specific focus on media. He obtained his certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language the year after graduation and aims to complete his CELTA and DipTESOL within the next three to five years.
Lee Curry is a teacher who has been working within the industry for three years. First working as a Teacher at the University of Valencia.
However, his real passion lies with teaching older learners where results are more visible and exams are the focus. He also believes English teaching can take more diverse forms at this level. At Shanghai Tech he will be focusing on Elementary General English courses. He attended Cardiff University where he graduated with a degree in Politics/International Relations and Spanish Language and Literature. He also has a TEFL and he can speak English, Spanish and Italian fluently and has some conversational knowledge of Swedish.
He is proficient in creating business development strategies, gathering and analyzing market and economic data.
Experienced in cultivating relationships and collaborating with people from various backgrounds and diverse cultures. He engages presentations and reception of top management. From 2019 he joined EF as an English tutor who taught customized English class to students with various background. With the expertise in teaching Business English and Public Speaking and he’s looking forward to starting his new semester in ShanghaiTech.