AP/JP1000 6.0 Oral Presentation


Create a skit.


        Four times a year: check the schedule and start preparing as soon as you can.

        The duration of your skit: OP1 - 2 minutes, OP2&3 - 3 minutes, OP4 - 4 minutes.

        Three students in one group (different members each time)

        Work as a team: share the workload evenly. Do not have one member work as a scriptwriter for everyone. Design a natural conversation with equal input by all.

        Demonstrate that you have mastered the grammar and vocabulary covered in the course. It is not about going above and beyond course content; it is about showing how well you can use course content. Do not ask a native speaker of Japanese to translate an English script.

        Limit new vocabulary to five words and prepare flash cards to introduce those words to your peers. Katakana words (e.g., Gurando- kyanion) count as new words.

        3 or 4 minutes maximum (equally shared among the 3 presenters)

        Memorize your lines and act it out (do not read a script).


Warning:  Students will be disqualified if:

Students will be evaluated, both as a group and individually, on the following points.



-original and interesting

-appropriate for the academic contexts

-utilized course materials


-appropriate length

-well-distributed and coherent

-paid a good attention to how the story starts, continues, and ends


-memorized everything and delivered meaningfully

-appropriate speed of delivery and voice projection

-appropriate and effective non-verbal elements


-accurate enunciation

-appropriate accentuation and intonation


-accurate and appropriate use of vocabulary

-appropriate vocabulary for the level


-accurate and appropriate use of structures

-appropriate structures for the level