Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature

Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 219 Oral Expression and Public Speaking Undergraduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 1 + 2 219 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Lola Türker, Senior Teaching Assistant Lola Turker Lola Türker, Senior Teaching Assistant
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This course is an introduction to public speaking and aims to help students develop fundamental skills to a positive attitude toward the subject and confidence in their abilities to succeed as speakers. The course will focus on different types of speeches for different purposes. As speeches are performative acts, speech preparation and delivery, including developing and using audio and visual aids will be emphasized. Samples of successful presentations will be analyzed in terms of the appropriateness of content, form, and audiovisual aids.

Upon successful completion of the course;
• Students will plan, arrange, and distinguish speeches for different purposes, including speeches that entertain, inform and persuade.
• Students will develop support, including researched authorities, for their speeches.
• Students will craft verbal and nonverbal messages to suit particular audiences and purposes.
• Students will deliver timed speeches before audiences and respond to audience questions.
• Students will evaluate their own and others\\' speeches, identifying aspects of preparation, arrangement, critical thinking, and delivery.

  1. Introduction to the course
  2. Speaking in Public
  3. Ethics of Public Speaking
  4. Speech delivery techniques
  5. Speech preparation: Selecting topic
  6. Analyzing the Audience
  7. Beginning and Ending the Speech
  8. Presenting the Speech: Using visual aids and PowerPoint
  9. Midterm exam
  10. Varieties of public speaking: Speaking to inform
  11. Speaking on special occasions
  12. Speaking to persuade and methods of persuasion
  13. Using visual aids, Using PowerPoint
  14. Exam review
  15. Final Exam


    • Practical Sessions
    • Presentation
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)120
    Class Deliverables110
    Final Exam140
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Developing confidence in public speaking
    • Improving skills to succeed as speakers
    • Dealing with a wide range of topics in preparing and delivering the speech
    • Addressing divergent audiences
    • Reducing and overcoming the fear of speaking in public
    • Lucas, Stephen. The Art of Public Speaking, 10th ed.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)345135
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination11010
    Preparation for Final Examination13030
    Assignment / Homework/ Project 150
    Seminar / Presentation22040
    Total Workload: 219
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 9