Preparation Lessons: Wed 30th Oct & Wed 6th Nov
In these classes, I will give you a selection of meeting situations to choose from. These lessons will be “workshops” where I will help all pairs with ideas (if needed) and also help to improve your Company Tour for appropriate Business Language and correct English.
HAND-IN DEADLINE: Friday 8th November, 23:00 – Hand in video recording of Company Tour AND written transcription
EVALUATION 1: COMPANY TOUR
Group of 2 people
Record a video of your group welcoming a visitor to your company and giving a tour (including small talk).
You are being assessed on…
1. Appropriate Business Language (pages 6 to 22 in your textbook and all class photocopies/activities)
2. Correct English (grammar and clear pronunciation)
Video Length: Minimum 4 minutes – Maximum 8 minutes
Together the group writes ONE complete transcription of what was said in your video.
You should NOT read from a script (guion) while you are doing the tour. If you read from a script you will NOT PASS the evaluation. You can use notes to help you remember what to say, but it is obvious when someone is reading from a script or when they are speaking naturally.
– DEADLINE: Friday 8th November, 23:00
It is possible to book a room to make your recording by speaking to the secretaries. Also, you can lend recording equipment from the secretaries’ office, but if you want, you can use a mobile phone if the sound quality is good enough (see below).
Advice/Suggestion – Before you record your video, first make a 30 second test video. Make sure that you can HEAR both people speaking. If you cannot hear someone, you will not be able to write the transcription properly. Also, I will not be able to make an evaluation for that person.
The visual quality does NOT have to be like Hollywood!!! The important thing is the sound! You can move the camera around if you need to, it does not have to stay in a fixed point.
Everyone in your group must speak and contribute to the recording. If only one person speaks, then only that person will receive an evaluation mark. Both partners should speak around 50% of the time.
The video must be uploaded to Youtube and you must email the link to me.
There are 3 “settings” on Youtube when you upload a video: Public / Private / Unlisted. Select “Unlisted” for your video. This means that nobody will be able to find your video to view it…. but after you send me the link, I will be able to see it to make the evaluation.
After I have confirmed your evaluation mark, you can delete the video from YouTube.
Send the link of your video to me at email@example.com
– DEADLINE: Friday 8th November, 23:00
After you have recorded your video, your group must write a complete transcription of the meeting.
You must send the transcription to me in WORD, or GOOGLE DRIVE.
I suggest that you use Google Drive because it is excellent for sharing/collaborating (between the members of your group) AND when you are working on a document it automatically saves what you write, so you can NOT lose what you have written because you forgot to press ‘save’.
Here is an example of the format of the transcription. FOLLOW THIS FORMATTING STYLE WITH YOUR GROUP’S TRANSCRIPTION.
To be fair to all members of the group, I suggest that you share the writing of the transcription equally. For example, one person could transcribe 0:00 to 3:00, the other person writes out 3:00 to 6:00. I also recommend that both people read what the other person has written to help each other correct mistakes.
HELP / QUESTIONS
If you need help with any part of the evaluation, DO NOT WAIT – contact me before it is too late. firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO IS YOUR PARTNER?
You need to arrange this yourselves. Then you must write a comment below BEFORE Wednesday 23rd Oct stating the full name of BOTH members of your group.
WHAT HAPPENS IF ONE PERSON IN A GROUP FAILS?
If someone in a team fails this activity, he/ she has a second opportunity to get a pass.
1) If there is more than one student in that situation, you can arrange a new team and give them a new situation to record a new company tour.
2) Another alternative could be to re-record the company tour again with their original partner (the one that passed), but the other student will not be assessed again.