Introduction to academic spoken communication. Course content, objectives and outcomes. Explanation of assessment criteria, tasks and assignments.
Choosing oral classroom presentation (public speech) topics. Oral presentations 'My Vacation': informal assessment.
Verbal and non-verbal communication. Face-to-face communication and public speaking.
Lecture: Listening Skills. Listening and note taking. Oral presentations: informal assessment.
Classroom presentations: requirements. Speaking and listening tasks. Listening exercises. Listening tasks.
31 Jan-4 Feb
How to give PowerPoint presentations effectively.
Listening for Academic Purposes. Active listening tasks: note taking. Listening task. Vlogs (video logs). Ted Talk:"What People Say When They Don't Know What to Say" (lecture).
Listening tasks and listening tests. Preparation for Listening Test 2.
Developing listening skills. Listening tasks. Vlogs (video logs). Ted Talk: Cancer Blog.
Oral presentations for formal assessment.
Oral presentations for formal assessment. Developing listening skills. Listening tasks. Listening and note taking. Small group discussions and impromptu presentations.
Classroom presentations: deadline.
About demonstration speeches. Demonstration speech requirements. Demonstration tasks. Demonstration speeches for formal assessment (8 min).
Test about communication, speaking and listening
28 Feb-3 Mar
Debates and discussions.
Listening and note taking test
Preparation for final assessment. Developing listening and speaking skills. Discussions, debates and conversations.
Conversation questions. Extemporaneous public speeches.
Ted Talk. Different Cultures
Discussions, debates and conversations.
Conversations. Conversation questions. Debates. Discussions. Face-to-face communication tasks.
Learning English VOA:
Listening activities: informal assessment and self-assessment.
Revision of the course. Preparation for the final exam.
Final exam: oral presentations.
impromptu /extemporaneous public speeches.
End of final assessment.
Thu, 5 May - last day of classes.
1. Listening Task: Listening Test 1 & Listening Test 2
2. Speaking Task 1: Presentation (8-10 minutes)
3. Listening Task: Note taking test
4. Speaking Task 2: Demonstration (8-10 minutes)
6. Interview (7-8 minutes)
7. Presentation (10 minutes)