1. Use active listening skills when communicating with each other. 2. Carry out small group discussions as discussion leader and participant. 3. Demonstrate effective presentation and discussion skills and strategies. 4. Give and receive constructive feedback on a presentation. 5. Speak in public situations with relative confidence and ease.
The course aims to improve students' basic communication skills, including listening, small group communication and presentation through the integration of classroom teaching techniques and technology.
Varies according to the teacher.
Weekly attendance is required. Students are expected to complete homework assignments and be fully prepared in order to actively engage in class activities.
Attendance, in-class work, homework assignments, presentations and final evaluation each term.
１．Introduction to oral communication ２．Expressions for daily conversation ３．Listening for information ４．Partner communication ５．Strategies for active listening ６．Discussion skills ７．Discussion subskills ８．Functional language for discussion ９．Small group discussions 10．Transferring discussion skills to presentation 11．Developing partner/group presentation 12．How to give and receive presentation feedback 13．Presentation rehearsal 14．Final presentation ＆ discussion 15．Presentation evaluation feedback 16．Summer assignment presentation 17．Review, recycle of listening and discussion skills 18．Conducting research for presentation topic 19．Rules on plagiarism 20．Review elements of successful presentation 21．Audience appeal and response in presentation 22．Developing informed/persuasive presentations 23．Group discussions on presentations 24．Discussant leader role 25．Using supporting materials and presentation aids 26．Vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation practice 27．Group/teacher edit and revision of presentation 28．Presentation rehearsal and feedback 29．Final presentations 30．Presentation peer/teacher feedback
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