2020 Oral Expression in English 4 2

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Academic unit or major
English language courses
Instructor(s)
Stoneburgh Mark 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Mode of instruction
ZOOM
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed7-8(W331)  
Group
2
Course number
LAE.E134
Credits
1
Academic year
2020
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2020/9/18
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 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.

Student learning outcomes

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.

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 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

  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 Speaking Topic-The Future (Exam) Fluency/vocabulary/listening

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

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.

Textbook(s)

Handouts

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handouts

Assessment criteria and methods

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

Related courses

  • LAE.E133 : Oral Expression in English 3

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

none

Other

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.

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