The objective of this course is to help students develop confidence when speaking before an academic audience. Students will learn how to put a speech together in an engaging and organized fashion, deliver a speech in an intelligible and smooth manner, and understand how to listen to public speaking critically and objectively.
Oral Training 1 is a first-year required course aimed at improving the ability of students to communicate in fluent and accurate English. Furthermore, its aim is to help students develop confidence in speaking publicly and academically. Students will also learn how to listen critically, responsively and objectively. Students will master presenting familiar topics in a smooth, understandable and organized way in both prepared and impromptu speeches. Students will also study how to inform and persuade others. These oral skills will be applied in group discussions and debates. Oral assignments include speeches (prepared and impromptu), role－play activities, panel and group discussions, and debates. This course is taught together with Composition 1.
Speech Communication Made Simple: A Multicultural Perspective, 4th edition, by Dale & Wolf
|評分項目 Grading Method||配分比例 Grading percentage||說明 Description|
|Attendance and ParticipationAttendance and Participation
|Mid-term Exam (prepared speech)Mid-term Exam (prepared speech)
|Final Exam (impromptu speech)Final Exam (impromptu speech)
|Short Speeches Short Speeches
|Long SpeechesLong Speeches