2021 Oral Expression in English 3 3

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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.

As an elective 100-level course, Oral Expression in English 3 offers structured study based on textbook exercises, and like Oral Expression in English 1 and 2, has a 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 selection of topics to do with daily life and society and cross-cultural phenomena in one-on-one conversations with people they have not met before.


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 course uses a speaking and presenting-focussed textbook. Groupwork is fundamental to each session, which culminates in short presentations by all members within each group. In addition to the new vocabulary given in each textbook unit, expressions and idioms appropriate for discussing the unit theme will be introduced.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to course and text. Formation of pairs and groups. Unit 11 : International relationships Fluency/vocabulary/listening/role-playing for discussing personal relationships across cultures.
Class 2 Unit 12 : Create another future Fluency/vocabulary/listening/role-playing for discussing environmental issues and world problems.
Class 3 Unit 13 : Ben and Mike Fluency/vocabulary/listening/role-playing for discussing rumors, personal lifestyle and relationship choices.
Class 4 mid-term quiz and presentation Demonstrate ability to use vocabulary and oral expressions of Units 11-13.
Class 5 Unit 14 : Government control Fluency/vocabulary/listening/role-playing for discussing government, social and family issues.
Class 6 Unit 15 : Ask Annie Fluency/vocabulary/listening/role-playing for discussing relationships, family and culture.
Class 7 Review and final presentation Demonstrate ability to use vocabulary and oral expressions of Units 11-15.

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.


Impact Issues 2 (3rd edition). R.R. Day, J. Shales, J. Yamanaka (Pearson Education)

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Assessment criteria and methods

Mid-term quiz and presentation: 20%
Final presentation: 30%
Participation: 50%

Related courses

  • LAE.E134 : Oral Expression in English 4

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



It is recommended that students take this course in sequence with LAE.E134 (Oral Expression in English 4).

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

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