2019 Oral Expression in English 1 2

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Stoneburgh Mark 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
 
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed7-8(H104)  
Group
2
Course number
LAE.E131
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

“Oral Expression in English” courses are devoted to improving students’ skills in speaking. Apart from the context of giving presentations, effective speaking involves effective listening, so the classwork and homework in these courses require that students engaged in speeches listening exercises.

As an elective 100-level course, Oral Expression in English 1 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 classes.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will will have acquired new vocabulary and phrases necessary for discussing particular aspects of their lives and experiences in one-on-one conversations with people they have not met before.

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

This is designed to be a student centered/interactive course with students discussing and debating on various topics. New vocabulary and grammar will be routinely introduced to enable students to articulate ideas more clearly and to facilitate discussions.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 With the assistance of handouts, students will introduce themselves to their classmates. Appropriate English vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Everyday greetings will also be taught and reinforced through role-playing and fluency exercises. Pair and group work will be utilized. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing
Class 2 Education: Appropriate “Education/school” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “Education” will be incorporated into pair work. Students will have a chance to reinforce their new English through role-playing. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing
Class 3 Food: Appropriate “Food” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “Food” will be incorporated into pair work. Students will have a chance to reinforce their new English with role-playing. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing
Class 4 Travel: Appropriate “travel” vocabulary and expressions will be taught and reinforced through role-playing and fluency exercises (using handouts). Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing
Class 5 Family: Appropriate “Family” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “Family” will be incorporated into pair work. Students will have a chance to reinforce their new English through role-playing. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing
Class 6 Health: Appropriate “Health” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “ health” will be incorporated into pair work . Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing
Class 7 Sports: Appropriate “Sports” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “Sports” will be incorporated into pair work. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing
Class 8 Shopping: Appropriate “Shopping” vocabulary and expressions will be taught. Conversation questions (handouts) regarding “Shopping” will be incorporated into pair work. Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing

Textbook(s)

Handouts

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handouts

Assessment criteria and methods

Quizzes: 20%
Exam: 30%
Participation: 50%

Related courses

  • LAE.E132 : Oral Expression in English 2

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

none

Other

It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with LAE.E132 (Oral Expression in English 2).

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

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