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.
The materials and exercises in Oral Expression in English 4 build upon those of Oral Expression in English 3, and maintains the 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 broader selection of more complex topics to do with 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|
This is designed to be a very student centered/interactive class with students discussing and debating various topics. New vocabulary and grammar will be routinely introduced to enable students to articulate ideas more clearly and to facilitate discussion.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Speaking Topic-Technology||Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing|
|Class 2||Speaking Topic-The Environment||Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing|
|Class 3||Speaking Topic-The Media||Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing|
|Class 4||Speaking Topic-Health||Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing|
|Class 5||Speaking Topic-Sports||Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing|
|Class 6||Speaking Topic-The Weather||Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing|
|Class 7||Role-play (presentation)||Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing|
|Class 8||The Future/ Final Exam||Fluency/vocabulary/listening/Role-playing|
It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with LAE.E133 (Oral Expression in English 3).
Attendance at the first session is compulsory for students planning to take this course.