PUBLIC SPEAKING

Second cycle degree in STRATEGIES IN COMMUNICATION.

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: MARIA GRAZIA BUSA'

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: The course requires a B2-level knowledge of English.
Class attendance is mandatory.
Examination methods: At the end of the course, students will have to make a presentation. Their ability to apply the presentation strategies learned in class will be evaluated.
Course unit contents: The course aim is to help students improve their oral communication in English through the study, analysis and pratice of the elements contributing to successful communication. Emphasis will be given to the linguistic and non-linguistic mechanisms favoring communication effectiveness in oral interaction.
The course lectures, both theoretical and practical, will focus on: pronunciation and intonation; lexicon and idiomatic expressions of oral language; characteristics of different types of interactions (face to face, over the phone, computer-mediated, etc.); characteristics of reading aloud; strategies for public speaking; face expressions and body language.
The analysis and practice of communication will be based on the analysis of examples of spoken language produced in authentic audio and video texts.