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Welcome to Academic Communication

Please bookmark: http://acommunication.pbworks.com

If you're looking for Academic Composition, it's here


For next time, I want to incorporate more presentation tools such as those suggested here:



Read what students said about the course in their blog posts, linked here:


There is training for teachers on how to teach this course here:

An end-of-term update was published in TESL-EJ: Stevens, V. (2012). Web 2.0 Toolkit for Teaching and Learning EFL Presentation Skill. TESL-EJ, Volume 16, Number 2, pp. 1-11: http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej62/int.pdf. Also available at: http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume16/ej62/ej62int/   


Quick Links on this page



Please click on Final Presentations here or in the sidebar ======>

to see what how you complete your final project for the course, weeks 24-26


Jump to the link pointed to above: http://learning2gether.posterous.com/125618417  

Direct link to where our students Prezis are displayed, scroll to April 22: http://earthbridges.wikispaces.com/


Introduction to the Academic Communication course


This Academic Communications course is created along the lines of http://academiccomposition.pbworks.com 


PowerPoint will be used of course but we start the course with brainstorming, mindmapping, and use of Prezi



What you will need for this course


  • A Gmail account so that you can use Google Docs
  • An account with Prezi http://prezi.com  
  • HCT email (run Outlook to let it set up automatically
    • Send an email to vstevens@hct.ac.ae when you have it working) 
    • Make sure your email has a SUBJECT with your name and NC13-class
    • In the text of your email write your name, mil ID, and NC13-class, and the link to your first Prezi
    • You get an A if you do this by first class of the week, B if by second class, C after that
  • Audacity and LAME software (more on this later)
  • An account with http://slideshare.net (later) 
  • Other accounts for some of the other Web 2.0 sites we will use 





We will use this textbook:

Present Yourself 2: Viewpoints by Steven Gershon, Cambridge

(sorry, it is not available at NC at start of class March 18)


So today you will visit http://prezi.com/learn/, view the tutorial called "Get Started", and complete the worksheet you are given in class


Teaching Week #


Learning Objectives

Text Focus:




18-22 March

Collaboration:, 1, 2

Speaking: 4, 5

Visualization: 7

Presentation: 9

Pages 2-4 and online wiki portal

Asking questions p.2 -

Brainstorming p.4 –

Prezi mindmap tool



25-29 March

Collaboration: 1, 2

Speaking: 4, 5

Visualization: 7, 8

Presentation: 9

Pages 6-7

Presentation tips p.6 –

My classmate p.7

Presentation in Prezi

Prezi posted on the Internet, assessed as per rubric


2-5 April

(Apr 1 admin leave)

Collaboration: 1, 2, 3

Speaking: 4, 5

Visualization: 7, 8

Presentation: 9

Pages 8-15

Creating a presentation “Motto for Life” – Students work independently, get feedback in Google Docs

Students work handouts on PPT animation and effects

Introduction to Blogging




8-12 April

Collaboration: 1, 2, 3

Speaking: 4, 5

Visualization: 7, 8

Presentation: 9

Pages 16-19

Making a presentation “Motto for Life” - Students apply handouts on PPT animation and effects

Prezi  on Motto for Earth Day, assessed as per rubric


15-19 April

Collaboration: 1, 2, 3

Speaking: 4, 5

Visualization: 7, 8

Presentation: 9

Pages 20-27

Creating a survey presentation

Activities on internet survey sites and visualization tools

Blog postings assessed as per rubric


22-26 April

Collaboration: 1, 2, 3

Speaking: 4, 5

Visualization: 7, 8

Presentation: 9

Pages 28-31

Making a survey presentation

Creating charts in Excel

PowerPoint presentation with charts and visual representation of data, assessed as per rubric

Complete syllabus documents are here





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This wiki was visited and altered by adding this text on October 11, 2021 

edited July 18, 2023 










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