COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


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Course Name
Essential Speaking Skills in English
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ENG 310
Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course aims at improving students' speaking skills in several different key areas and focuses on an interactive approach in order to fully involve students in this process.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to speak more confidently and fluently
  • to participate in informal and formal discussions effectively
  • to conduct a range of academic and work-related situations through the medium of role plays
  • to react to each others' opinions and give relevant feedback
  • to organize their thoughts into coherent and structured ideas
  • to give short presentations within a given format
Course Content ENG 310 is a compulsory course for third year students and is designed to enable them to speak more effectively while expressing themselves in a variety of areas, such as business related and academic related topics. These areas range from participating in discusiions to presenting information in the form of short presentations, known as Pecha Kuchas. Students will also take part in role plays and formal debates.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the course objectives and assessment - Unit 1
2 Unit 1 - In-class speaking practice (Pecha Kucha Short)
3 Unit 1 - In-class speaking practice (Pecha Kucha Short)
4 Presentation - Pecha Kucha (Short)
5 Unit 2 - In-class speaking practice (Pecha Kucha Long)
6 Unit 2 - In-class speaking practice (Pecha Kucha Long)
7 Unit 2 - In-class speaking practice (Pecha Kucha Long)
8 Presentation - Pecha Kucha (Long)
9 Unit 3 - In-class speaking practice (Role-Play)
10 Unit 3 - In-class speaking practice (Role-Play)
11 Unit 3 - In-class speaking practice (Role-Play)
12 Midterm oral exam (Role-Play)
13 Unit 4 - In-class speaking practice (Debate)
14 Unit 4 - In-class speaking practice (Debate)
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Oral Exam (Debate)
Course Textbooks

The Compass - Route to Academic Speaking, Nüans Publishing, 2014

References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
20
Laboratory / Application
1
20
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
10
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
15
Final / Oral Exam
1
25
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
6
75
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
25
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
15
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
5
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
7
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
6
Final / Oral Exam
1
8
    Total
109

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline.
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process.
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice.
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication.
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies.
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public.
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution.
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals.
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest