UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGY MARA

ACADEMY OF LANGUAGE STUDIES

COURSE OUTLINE

ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES

(PUBLIC SPEAKING/ ORAL PRESENTATIONS) 

Lecturer: Associate Professor Dr. Othman Ismail

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DAY
TOPIC
CONTENT

Lesson 1 :

 

 

12th. April 2008 (Saturday)

Course Overview:

 

 

 

Basic Principles of Speech communication

 

   Course Introduction

   Ice Breaking

   Needs Analysis on Oral Communication

   Public Speaking Course and its Value

 

   Elements of Speech Communication

   Avoiding Stage Fright and Nervousness

Course Introduction (Back to day: 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6 )
• Discuss the Course Outline and what is expected to be done and achieved by the end of the program.


Ice Breaking

• Each participant is required to introduce his or her partner to the class. Information of the partner’s personal interests, choices of entertainment, social work preferences and other matters can be introduced - Refer EXERCISE 1. (1 to 2 minutes each)

Activities
Comments and Feedbacks

Each student presented the exercise above and their presentation was captured using a video camera.

Comments were given on each student's performance after the presentation.

  • develop eye contact with the audience
  • avoid reading from your notes
  • avoid the use of non-vocalized pauses. Eg: ahhh..., emm ..., aaaa...
  • be careful with non-verbal gesture. The use of our hands and the way we stand.
  • avoid long pauses in between ideas.
  • take your time to deliver the speech. Don't ruch, yet, don't go to slow.
  • keep to the time given
  • work on the language:
    • structure
    • grammar
    • pronunciation
    • intonation

 

 

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