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Presentation projects with MAP Grammar

WithHiroshi Yamada

This chapter introduces a meaning-order approach to pedagogical grammar (MAP Grammar) lesson for presentations. The lesson aims to improve students' speaking skills for presentations. The ability to deliver a presentation in English is one of the most important skills in both academia and professional circles, and students at every grade level should be taught how to do so effectively. One of the essential aspects of a successful presentation is intelligibility, which can be defined as the extent to which a listener can easily understand the material communicated. The MAP Grammar framework enables students to construct sentences in correct word order without heavily relying on metalanguage. Students can deliver a presentation in open-style. In open-style, personal pronouns and the active voice are frequently used. These features can be seen in the student's script and create a speaking style more attuned to fluent English within their presentation.