University Speaking 

  1. Course Synopsis 

This course builds on the development of students’ academic literacy introduced in University Writing by focusing on the organization of ideas and arguments in oral academic contexts. Through integrated language activities, students learn to employ topical and vocabulary input to develop logical standpoint in scripted and spontaneous academic contexts such as speeches, class presentations and discussions. Pronunciation, intonation, language usage and grammar will be revisited to enhance emphasis, tone and intended meanings in scripted speeches or presentations in formal contexts. 



  1. Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs) 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 



Demonstrate the ability to think critically and analytically when developing individual standpoint with justifications on academic topics. 



Demonstrate communicative competence in speaking in an academic setting (pronunciation, intonation, fluency). 



Apply in speaking relevant and appropriate English language structures (grammatical range and accuracy). 



Act independently to evaluate others’ and their own language output as a study skill. 








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