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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Course

:

SPEECH COMMUNICATION

Level

:

DEGREE

Contact Hours

:

2 HRS

Prerequisite

:

NONE


Course Description
This is a course for students to develop the strategies and skills necessary to make effective oral presentations. Guidance is provided from the preparatory right up to the final stage of delivery. Emphasis is placed on the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication skills and using visual aids appropriately in oral presentations. Students will also be taught to anticipate and deal with questions and comments orally during a question and answer session.


Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

1. understand the principles involved in the preparation and delivery of effective speeches and oral presentations.
2. express themselves confidently when speaking to an audience.
3. use appropriate non-verbal communication when giving speeches and oral presentations.
4. anticipate and deal with questions and comments from the audience.


Course Content

1. Steps involved in a presentation:

• Understanding basic principles of speech communication
• Researching topic and collecting materials for informative speeches (relevance, depth)
• Determining presentation aims and structure (purpose, audience, time management)
• Preparing the presentation (using accurate and appropriate language, writing preparation outline)
• Determining and designing visual aids (suitability, usefulness, interaction with visual aids)

• Presenting the speech (pronunciation/enunciation, fluency, accuracy, articulation, intonation, stress, non-verbal aspects of delivery)

 

2. Dealing with questions and comments from the audience
On-going Oral Activities and Assessments

Presentation 1 (20%)

• Individual Presentation
o Introduction (2-3 minutes)
o Impromptu

Presentation 2 (30%)

• Individual Presentation
o Presenting one main point from central idea using powerpoint slides (3-5 minutes)

Presentation 3 (40%)

• Individual Presentation
o Presenting an informative speech (8-10 minutes)

Preparation Outline (Presentation 3) (10%)
References
Badger, I. & Pedley, S. (2003). English for Work: Everyday Business Writing. Essex: Pearson Education Ltd.
Brenvenu, S. (1999). The presentation skills workshop: helping people create and deliver great presentations. NY:AMACOM
Freitag- Lawrence, A. (2003). English for Work: Business Presentations. Essex: Pearson Education Ltd.
Leech, T. (2004). How to prepare, stage and deliver winning presentations. NY: AMACOM
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. 4th Ed. 2005.

Lucas, S. (2007). The Art of Public Speaking. Ninth edition. NY: McGraw-Hill

Mandel, S. (1999). Effective presentation skills: A practical guide for better speaking. CA: Crisp Learning.
Matthew, M. (2005). Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 Quicksteps. CA: McGraw-Hill

Nelson, P., Titsworth, S., & Pearson, J. (2007). Public Speaking: A guide for the engaged communicator NY: McGraw-Hill

Trappe, T. & Tulis, G. (2005). Intelligent Business coursebook: Intermediate Business English. Essex: Pearson Education Ltd.
Internet Sources:
 

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