INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
||Oral Expression and Public Speaking
||Number of ECTS Credits
||Class Hours Per Week
||Total Hours Per Semester
||2 + 2
|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.
- Introduction to the course
- Speaking in Public
- Ethics of Public Speaking
- Speech delivery techniques
- Speech preparation: Selecting topic
- Analyzing the Audience
- Beginning and Ending the Speech
- Presenting the Speech: Using visual aids and PowerPoint
- Midterm exam
- Varieties of public speaking: Speaking to inform
- Speaking on special occasions
- Speaking to persuade and methods of persuasion
- Using visual aids, Using PowerPoint
- Exam review
- Final Exam
- Practical Sessions
- Case Studies
| Class Deliverables||1||10|
| Final Exam||1||40|
- 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
|Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)||3||45||135|
|Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)|| || ||0|
|Midterm Examination (1 week)||1||2||2|
|Final Examination(1 week)||1||2||2|
|Preparation for Midterm Examination||1||10||10|
|Preparation for Final Examination||1||30||30|
|Assignment / Homework/ Project|| ||15||0|
|Seminar / Presentation||2||20||40|