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 assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information.
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels.
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches.
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation

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