All of the “Oral Expression in English” courses are devoted to improving students' skills in speaking. 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 15 focuses on the improvement of oral communication skills – in other words, speaking with confidence and in such a way as to be understood, and active participation in conversations with a range of topics.
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.
speaking, listening,oral communication, interactive
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This class is focused on Student interaction. Texts and exercises will be provided to facilitate this activity. A group presentation will be part of this process.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Class introduction. Class activity||Speaking exercise|
|Class 2||International language. Class discussion and group work.||Students are required to assess and respond to materials provided.|
|Class 3||Travel and transportation. Class discussion and group work||Students are required to assess and respond to materials provided.|
|Class 4||Eating in and eating out. Class discussion and group work||Students are required to assess and respond to materials provided.|
|Class 5||Expressing feelings. Class discussion and group work||Students are required to assess and respond to materials provided.|
|Class 6||Presentations in Class||Students will give presentations as planned, and assess the results together.|
|Class 7||Review and Final Examinations||Self-assessment and Interview.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Class participation and homework, 50%
Final Exam, 25%
Final Presentation, 25%
It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with LAE.E434.
Attendance at the first class is compulsory for students planning to take this course.