INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2017-2018

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 122 Oral Communication Skills II Undergraduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 6 2 + 2 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ana Tankosić, Research Assistant Stephen Hefford; Ana Tankosic Ana Tankosić, Research Assistant
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This course is a continuation of Oral Communication Skills I. It offers extended communicative tasks such as debates, role-plays, individual and group presentations, impromptu speeches and other interactive tasks providing opportunity for students to improve their oral competence by developing effective language use in both formal and informal contexts. Integrating different reading and listening texts into communication-oriented tasks, this course aims to develop students’ productive skills beyond their receptive skills. The course includes discussion topics, interesting facts, stimulating quotes as well as literary texts which are structurally and intellectually complex and thought-provoking.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
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.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction of the syllabus Listening and Responding to Others (The listening process)
  2. Listening and Responding to Others (Obstacles to Effective Listening, Guidelines for Effective Listening)
  3. Creating Communication Climates (Levels of Confirmation and Disconfirmation; Defensive and Supportive Climates)
  4. Creating Communication Climates (Conflict and Communication; Guidelines for Creating and Sustaining Healthy Communication Climates)
  5. Adapting Communication to Cultures and Social Communities
  6. Communication and Self-Concept
  7. Communication in Personal Relationships Review for the midterm
  8. Midterm Exam
  9. Communication in Groups and Teams
  10. Communication in Organizations
  11. Public Communication
  12. Mass Communication
  13. Personal and Social Media (A History of Communication Technologies)
  14. Personal and Social Media (Controversies about Personal and Social Media; Guidelines for Living with Personal and Social Media)
  15. Review for the final

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction
  2. Informative speech How to cite sb in a speech
  3. Persuasive speech

  1. Entertainment speech How to behave during your speech (body language) Short speech (on site) – practice
  2. Speech 1
  3. Speech 1
  4. Speech 1
  5. Midterm Exam
  6. Speaking on Special Occasions
  7. Knowing your audience
  8. How to prepare an effective Power Point presentation
  9. Speech simulation – investigate, prepare, speak
  10. Speech 2
  11. Speech 2
  12. Speech 2

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Presentation
  • Discussions and group work
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)20
Presentation225
Class Deliverables15
Final Exam140
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Understand the underlying principles of the communication process
  • Understand communication and personal identity
  • Think critically and adapt communication to cultures and social communities
  • Talk about communication in groups and teams
  • Participate in a discussion with clearly stated, creative, and reliable ideas
  • Prepare and give a speech
  • Evaluate a speech
  • Improve the knowledge of vocabulary in the English language
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • Wood, J. (2011). Communication Mosaics: An Introduction to the Field of Communication. Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

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