2019 Oral Expression in English G III

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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.)
Intensive ()  
Group
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Course number
LAE.E435
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2019/11/15
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 also involves effective listening, so the classwork and homework in these courses require students engaged in speech and listening exercises.

As a graduate-level elective course, Oral Expression in English G III is offered during the summer vacation as an intensive course, and focuses on the improvement of oral communication skills – in other words, speaking with confidence and in such a way as to have them understood, and active participation in conversations with a range of topics.
This week-long intensive course is geared to those students wishing to improve their English oral expression skills, particularly discussion, debate and presentation, concerning important global issues. The main subjects to be dealt with may include the environment, species protection, global warming, nuclear war, poverty, gender issues, and artificial intelligence. The pair presentation and individual presentation will both focus on a particular global issue that is of interest to the student(s) involved. Critical thinking strategies will be emphasized as students become more effective speakers.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to speak for several minutes by themselves or in dialogues on a range of topics, paying attention to their own pronunciation issues.

Keywords

Speaking, listening, discussion, presentation

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

This five-day intensive course is designed for students looking for a forum that will allow them to speak English on a wide array of topics. It will be student-centered and (very) active participation will be expected.
The general daily format is discussion/debate with presentations at the end of the day. Aside from general fluency, other areas that will be addressed include: critical thinking skills, presentation skills, listening skills, and vocabulary building.
If you are looking for a fun but challenging class, this may be what you are looking for.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Day 1: (1) Course Introduction, Self-introductions Fluency/ critical thinking/ presentation/ listening / vocabulary building
Class 2 Day 1: (2) Family and Friends Fluency/ critical thinking/ presentation/ listening / vocabulary building
Class 3 Day 1: (3) Presentations Fluency/ critical thinking/ presentation/ listening / vocabulary building
Class 4 Day 2: (1) Shopping Fluency/ critical thinking/ presentation/ listening / vocabulary building
Class 5 Day 2: (2) Food and Eating Fluency/ critical thinking/ presentation/ listening / vocabulary building
Class 6 Day 2: (3) Presentations Fluency/ critical thinking/ presentation/ listening / vocabulary building
Class 7 Day 3: (1) Jobs and Careers Fluency/ critical thinking/ presentation/ listening / vocabulary building
Class 8 Day 3: (2) Small Business Ownership Fluency/ critical thinking/ presentation/ listening / vocabulary building
Class 9 Day 3: (3) Business Project and Presentation Fluency/ critical thinking/ presentation/ listening / vocabulary building
Class 10 Day 4: (1) Culture Fluency/ critical thinking/ presentation/ listening / vocabulary building
Class 11 Day 4: (2) Travel Fluency/ critical thinking/ presentation/ listening / vocabulary building
Class 12 Day 4: (3) Presentations Fluency/ critical thinking/ presentation/ listening / vocabulary building
Class 13 Day 5: (1) Politics Fluency/ critical thinking/ presentation/ listening / vocabulary building.
Class 14 Day 5: (2) The Future Fluency/ critical thinking/ presentation/ listening / vocabulary building
Class 15 Day 5: (3) Presentations Fluency/ critical thinking/ presentation/ listening / vocabulary building

Textbook(s)

Handouts will be provided

Reference books, course materials, etc.

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Assessment criteria and methods

40% Attendance and Class Participation
30% Presentations
15% Quizzes
Daily Written Assignments 15%

Related courses

  • LAE.E431 : Oral Expression in English 13
  • LAE.E432 : Oral Expression in English 14
  • LAE.E433 : Oral Expression in English 15
  • LAE.E434 : Oral Expression in English 16
  • LAE.E436 : Oral Expression in English G IV

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

Intermediate to advanced level of English

Other

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