INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2015-2016

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 121 Oral Communication Skills I Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 6 2 + 2 130 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Alma Milišić, Research Assistant Alma Piric Alma Milišić, Research Assistant
[email protected] [email protected] no email

This course offers a variety of different communication-oriented speaking activities such as discussions, individual presentations and other interactive tasks providing opportunity for students to improve their oral competence by developing effective language use in both formal and informal contexts. By exploring components of communicative competence, this course aims to equip students with the necessary skills to become successful communicators as well as language teachers. Students will utilize the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in listening and pronunciation courses in delivering brief informative, persuasive presentations.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The general goal of this course is to develop the student’s ability to communicate effectively and with ease in a variety of different spoken contexts. More specifically, the student will begin to transition from learning English to learning through English, that is to say, using English in an academic environment.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. -
  2. Introduction and Icebreakers
  3. Psychology: The First Day in Social Psychology Class
  4. Psychology: The First Day in Social Psychology Class (continued), The Pace of a Place
  5. How to Present, Developing a Presentation
  6. Humanities: The Story of Fairytales/Work on Presentations/Scoring Rubrics
  7. Preparation for the Midterm/ Presentations
  8. Midterm
  9. No class
  10. Presentations
  11. Science: How Sleep Affects Thinking
  12. Science: The Influence of Geography on Culture
  13. Humanities: Architecture: Form or Function?/ Preparation for the Final Exam
  14. -
  15. Final Exam

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)120
    Presentation120
    Final Exam150
    +Participation10%
    Total: 90
    Learning outcomes
    • Determine the expectation of college professors by analyzing syllabi
    • Effectively listen to a lecture and take notes using the Cornell Notetaking Method
    • Recognize lecture language that signals the topic and the main ideas and use them to create their own informal outline of the lecture
    • Organize key lecture material in visual form
    • Recognize lecture language that signals an explanation
    • Highlight key ideas in their notes and recognize important information
    • Develop and deliver their own presentation on an assigned topic
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Peg Sarosy and Kathy Sherak, Lecture Ready 1, Oxford, 2007

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)342126
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination 0
    Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 130
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5