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Oral Presentation
Class Procedure

Our OP (Oral Presentation) course is one of our flagship offerings, tailored specifically for Chinese-American children aspiring to be future leaders. It's designed to enhance their public speaking skills, boosting their acceptance rates in private school interviews and any future interviews.

This course delves into various speaking topics such as current events, self-exploration, understanding oneself, managing interpersonal relationships, and personal development. It encompasses key skills needed for influential speaking, with a focus on boosting the speaker's confidence, effective content construction, deepening topic expertise, understanding audience dynamics, and refining delivery techniques.

Ideal for anyone looking to captivate an audience or make a lasting impression in interviews, this course is a vital step in shaping children into persuasive and articulate speakers.

1. Topic Introduction

Our OP topics range from natural sciences to life-related topics, covering a broad spectrum including some real-time and student-life-relevant aspects. In advanced classes, we also cover deeper topics such as self-analysis, understanding oneself, handling complex interpersonal relationships, and various topics on mental health. In class, the teacher guides the students in understanding the topic, reading materials, and leading discussions to help students familiarize themselves with the topic of each class.

Purpose: This initial phase is designed to expose students to a wide variety of topics, allowing them to engage with subject matter that ranges from general to deeply personal. The teacher's guidance in introducing the topic, sharing reading materials, and fostering discussion ensures that students are well-prepared and informed for their individual speeches.


2. Preparation

Purpose: This stage is where students delve deeper into the topic at hand. Utilizing various resources like reading materials, videos, and classroom discussions, students gather insights and formulate their own opinions. Based on the "speech ideas" provided, students prepare their speeches, ensuring they have a structured and well-thought-out presentation.


3. Speech Time

Purpose: This segment is the core of the class, where each student gives an individual presentation about their understanding, learnings, and viewpoints on the topic. It's not just an evaluative segment but also a constructive one: both peers and the teacher provide immediate feedback. Speeches are graded based on criteria like organization and structure, subject knowledge and main idea, audience awareness, and delivery. This real-time assessment allows for immediate learning and skill application.


4. Self-Evaluation

Purpose: This post-class activity involves students watching videos of their own presentations to conduct a self-evaluation. This introspective exercise enables them to identify areas for improvement and recognize their strengths. The purpose here is to cultivate a habit of self-reflection, encouraging students to be critical thinkers and more effective communicators.

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