All of the “Oral Expression in English” courses are devoted to improving students’ skills in speaking. Apart from the context of giving presentations, effective speaking also involves effective listening, so the classwork and homework in these courses require that students engaged in speech and listening exercises.
As an elective 100-level course, Oral Expression in English 3 offers structured study based on textbook exercises, and like Oral Expression in English 1 and 2, has a specific focus on generating effective oral communication involving listening and speaking between pairs of speakers. Objectives also include using vocabulary and grammar introduced in the textbook and classes.
By the end of this course, students will be able to confidently discuss a selection of topics to do with daily life and society and cross-cultural phenomena in one-on-one conversations with people they have not met before.
speaking, listening,oral communication, interactive
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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|
|Class 1||Introduction to course Unit 1: Dreams come true||Identify course aims. Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing dreams.|
|Class 2||Unit 1: Dreams come true||Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing dreams.|
|Class 3||Unit 2: Character counts||Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing character.|
|Class 4||Unit 2: Character counts Midterm Group Presentation||Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing character. Articulate ideas and opinions on issues. Deliver a group presentation.|
|Class 5||Unit 3: Dealing with adversity||Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing how to deal with adversity.|
|Class 6||Unit 3: Dealing with adversity||Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing how to deal with adversity.|
|Class 7||Unit 4: Personality and life||Acquire vocabulary, phrases, and concepts relevant for discussing "personality and life." Articulate ideas and opinions on issues.|
|Class 8||Revision of materials Final Project: Group Presentation and Paper||Consolidation of vocabulary and key concepts from Units 1-4. Articulate ideas and opinions on issues. Deliver a final presentation. Identify course aims.|
Saslow, Joan, and Allen Ascher. 2012. Summit (with Active Book) 2. 2nd edition. White Plains, New York: Pearson Education, Inc. (ISBN978-0-13-267995-4)
Additional reading materials and handouts will be distributed in class.
Class Participation, 25%
Homework and In-class Assignments, 20%
Midterm Group Presentation, 25%
Final Project: Group Presentation and Paper, 30%
Attendance at the first session is compulsory for students planning to take this course.