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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SUP3051392, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IF0315, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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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
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English, Italian
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

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 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 1718 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Presidente)

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.
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: Test on the study material and all topics discussed in class;
Oral presentation at the end of the course.
Assessment criteria: Class attendance is mandatory. Student who do not attend class regularly may not take the final exam.

The final grade will be based on:
- a test on the study material and all topics discussed in class;
- a final presentation where students will have to apply the strategies learned in class;
- active participation in all class activities;
- in-class assignments.
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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course requires the students' active participation in all class activities, aimed at showing, both during the course and in the final exam, that the students can apply the communication strategies learned in class.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Additional material will be indicated in class
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Randy Fujishin, The Natural Speaker, 8th Edition (earlier editions also OK). London and New York: Routledge, 2016. isbn: 978-0205946273 Cerca nel catalogo