2C Final Project Presentation

「異文化(いぶんか)について考えよう!」 (Haraguchi's class)
"Let's Think about [Another Culture]

As your Final Project for Japanese 2C, you and your partner (groups of 2) will present research on a topic, "Let's Think about [Another Culture!] " as a PPT. presentation. You will be totally in charge of your presentation.

Date: 6月5,6,7日 (火、水、木曜日)教室(きょうしつ)で

異文化(いぶんか)について考えよう!"Let's Think about [Another Culture!]"

Based on what you have learned about Japanese culture and society in 2C this Quarter, look at the counterparts in another culture to these various issues, and propose questions. Do some research about something you would want Japanese college students to know about that other culture, and analyze your collected data. Then present your thoughts and opinions in a clear and organized manner.

Suggested Topics:

Methods of Research:
- Interview someone who is knowledgeable of your topic
- Search on the internet for information
- Read books or magazine articles

- The length of your presentation should be around 4-5 minutes long followed by a 2 minute question-and-answer period .
- The slides that you utilize should help the audience understand your speech.
- You may use note cards in emergencies only; you will be marked off if you read directly off of the cards.
- Use desu/masu polite form for your speech.
Please consider the level of proficiency of your classmates and control your vocabulary to suit your audience.

Evaluation [Total 40 points]
This is an oral presentaion, not a written assignment. Primarily, your speaking will be evaluated. The criteria is as follows:
1. Content ....15 pt.
Variety of Vocabulary and Expressions...10 pt.
3. Accuracy/Fluency...10 pt.
4. Organization...5 pt.

Teacher Approval:
Before proceeding on your project, you must get approval for your idea from your instructor. Decide what type of project you want to do as soon as possible.

Script Editing:
Be sure have your script read over by a native or near-native Japanese speaker or your instructor before you start memorizing it.

--You may video-tape your presentation. However, it must be done IN ONE TAKE. You may add special effects (e.g. adding the word list to the video) later unless you alter your speaking.
--Video/DVD Editing: We will not be judging any video on the cleverness of presentation, because some people will not have access to sophisticated editing equipment, techniques, etc. But try to keep in mind that your purpose is to both demonstrate that you have mastered the material and to teach the viewer, and that you should try to design something that is at least somewhat fun/interesting/informative to watch.
--Also, your video/DVD needs to be submitted to your instructor in a format that can be readily played in class.
It would probably be a good idea to check out the technology available in our classroom to make sure that your final product can be played with no problem. And it is probably a good idea to have at least one back up.