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 lessons will be in English, but there will be several Italian speakers. Therefore, the official languages of the course will be English and Italian.
Class attendance is mandatory.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Because of its highly interactive nature, a maximum numeber of 25 students will be allowed to take the course.
In case the number of students exceeds 25, priority will be given to Strategie di Comunicazione students.
Examination methods: Multiple choice test on the study material and all topics discussed in class;
Oral presentation at the end of the course.
Course unit contents: The course aim is to help students improve their oral communication 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.