2020 Oral Expression in English 14 1

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Kiyama Lorinda 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed5-6(H136)  
Group
1
Course number
LAE.E432
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2020/3/24
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

All of the “Oral Expression in English” courses are devoted to improving students' skills in speaking. Apart from making presentations, 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 14 continues the approach taken by Oral Expression in English 13 with its focus on students making critical responses to readings provided in advance of the weekly class. Students will discuss the readings in detail, and they will make oral presentations about phenomena and behaviours that they think exemplify or are related to the topics of particular readings.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to recognise and discuss (both in class and elsewhere) about multiple examples from their daily lives and from the media describing phenomena and behaviours introduced in the readings.

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

We will watch and analyze excerpts from advanced-level TED talks on a variety of topics, paying attention to presentation techniques to be integrated into our final presentation; we will discuss complex concepts using advanced vocabulary and grammar structures.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Unit 7, Same but different assessment of presentation skills, critical thinking, and techniques in a TED talk; related exercises and readings
Class 2 Unit 8, Food and sustainability assessment of presentation skills, critical thinking, and techniques in a TED talk; related exercises and readings
Class 3 Unit 9, Internet sensation assessment of presentation skills, critical thinking, and techniques in a TED talk; related exercises and readings
Class 4 Unit 10, The meaning of success assessment of presentation skills, critical thinking, and techniques in a TED talk; related exercises and readings
Class 5 Unit 11, Learning and memory assessment of presentation skills, critical thinking, and techniques in a TED talk; related exercises and readings
Class 6 Unit 12, Invention or innovation assessment of presentation skills, critical thinking, and techniques in a TED talk; related exercises and readings
Class 7 Final Presentations presentations applying techniques learned in class; feedback from students

Textbook(s)

Paul Dummett, Helen Stephenson, and Lewis Lansford, Keynote Proficient (National Geographic Learning, 2017)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

to be shared in class

Assessment criteria and methods

class participation 35%
homework exercises 35%
final presentation 30%

Related courses

  • LAE.E431 : Oral Expression in English 13

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

none

Other

It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with LAE.E431 (Oral Expression in English 13).

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

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