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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
STRATEGIES IN COMMUNICATION.
Course unit
PUBLIC SPEAKING
SUP3051392, A.A. 2014/15

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2013/14

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
STRATEGIES IN COMMUNICATION.
IF0315, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PUBLIC SPEAKING
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MARIA GRAZIA BUSA' L-LIN/12

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines L-LIN/12 English Language and Translation 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2014
End of activities 24/01/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 1920 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Presidente)
ACKERLEY KATHERINE (Membro Effettivo)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Supplente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Supplente)
5 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Presidente)
ACKERLEY KATHERINE (Membro Effettivo)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Supplente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Supplente)
4 1415 01/10/2014 30/11/2015 BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Presidente)
ACKERLEY KATHERINE (Membro Effettivo)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Supplente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Supplente)
3 1314 01/10/2013 30/11/2014 BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Presidente)
ACKERLEY KATHERINE (Membro Effettivo)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Supplente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Supplente)
2 1516 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Presidente)
ACKERLEY KATHERINE (Membro Effettivo)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Supplente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Supplente)
1 1718 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Presidente)
ACKERLEY KATHERINE (Membro Effettivo)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Supplente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The course requires a B2-level knowledge of English.
Class attendance is mandatory.
Target skills and knowledge: Introduction to oral communication in English.
Study and pratice of the linguistic and non-linguistic elements contributing to the success of oral communication (pronunciation, listening, reading, orale presentation strategies, introduction to the comprehension of body language).
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.
Assessment criteria: Class attendance is mandatory. Students may skip a maximum of 10% of the total number of classes (4 hours). Student who do not attend class regularly may not take the final exam.

The final grade will be based on:
- active participation in all class activities (20%);
- homework and assignments (20%);
- a video presentation, created by the students (25%);
- a final presentation where students will have to apply the strategies learned in class (25%).
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.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Information will be given in class
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Barbara Pease, Allan Pease, The Definitive Book of Body Language. New York: Bantam Books, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo