Present Yourself Second Edition is a presentation skills course for adult and young adult learners of English.
Present Yourself Second Edition, with complementary videos, is a presentation skills course for adult and young adult learners of English. The book takes a process approach to giving presentations and combines careful language control with communicative activities that are familiar to students. Present Yourself offers students an opportunity to develop the life skill of talking about topics to an audience outside the language classroom. It can be used as a main text in a presentation skills course, in the context of a general conversation course, or as a component in speaking or integrated-skills classes. Level 1 is intended for low-intermediate students and focuses on giving presentations about everyday experiences. Level 2 is for intermediate students and focuses on giving presentations that express an opinion or point of view.
A variety of listening activities in each unit model real authentic language and encourage students to notice useful target expressions and sentence patterns in the context of giving a presentation.
A focus on communicative skills encourages students to apply their conversational skills to the broader, life skill of communicating with more than one person.
A process approach to developing presentation skills allows students to build skills in a communicative setting.
A systematic development of presentation skills helps students recycle presentation skills throughout the course.
Motivate students to incorporate what they have learned as they "present themselves" to classmates, peers, and perhaps a larger audience.
A focus on organization teaches students how to systematically develop a presentation from the brainstorming stage to the final presentation stage.