2016 Oral Expression in English 14

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Anno Mariko 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed1-2(W371)  
Group
1
Course number
LAE.E432
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

All of the “Oral Expression in English” courses are devoted to improving students' skills in speaking. Apart from making presentations, effective speaking also involves effective listening, so the classwork and homework in these courses require that students carry out both interactive speech and get engaged in listening exercises.

As a graduate-level elective course, Oral Expression in English 14 continues the approach taken by Oral Expression in English 13 with its focus on students making critical responses to readings provided in advance of the weekly class. Students will discuss the readings in detail, and they will make oral presentations about phenomena and behaviours that they think exemplify or are related to the topics of particular readings.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to recognise and discuss (both in class and elsewhere) about multiple examples from their daily lives and from the media describing phenomena and behaviours introduced in the readings.

Keywords

speaking, listening,oral communication, interactive

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Attendance is taken at each class. Students are required to listen to and/or read assigned materials before class, preparing for focused discussions of their content. (Note: Assignments turned in late are penalized. Syllabus is subject to change based on the levels, needs, and actual number of students.)

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to course Unit 5: Business Identify course aims. Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing business.
Class 2 Unit 5: Business Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing business.
Class 3 Unit 6: Social Media Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing social media.
Class 4 Unit 6: Social Media Group Presentation Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing social media. Articulate ideas and opinions on issues. Deliver a group presentation.
Class 5 Unit 7: The Arts Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing the arts.
Class 6 Unit 7: The Arts Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing the arts.
Class 7 Unit 8: Poverty Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing poverty. Articulate ideas and opinions on issues.
Class 8 Revision of materials Final Presentation Consolidation of vocabulary and key concepts from Units 5-8. Articulate ideas and opinions on issues. Deliver a final presentation. Identify course aims.

Textbook(s)

Preiss, Sherry. 2015. NorthStar: Listening & Speaking, Level 5. Fourth Edition. White Plains, New York: Pearson Education. (ISBN: 978-0-13-404983-0)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Additional reading materials and handouts will be distributed in class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Class Participation and Attendance, 25%
Homework and In-class Assignments, 20%
Group Presentation, 25%
Final Presentation and Paper, 30%

Related courses

  • LAE.E431 : Oral Expression in English 13

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

none

Other

It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with LAE.E431.

Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.

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