Oral  Expression  Syllabus                                 


Teaching Unit


Coefficient: 2

Credit: 4

Level: Second Year


Weekly time:


Aims and Objectives:

ü  To help students develop their oral skills, by expressing ideas and opinions clearly.

ü  To improve pronunciation, English sounds, rhythm and intonation.

ü  To develop vocabulary and idiomatic English through readings and performances.

ü  To build students’ self-confidence through communication (conversations, role plays, monologues etc).

ü  To develop speaking skills through reading ( narrating, acting, performing, summarizing stories, presenting projects, interviewing and debating etc)

ü  To increase students’ cultural awareness and positive attitudes towards the English language and its culture.

ü  To develop students’ critical thinking through analyzing stories or poems or games, and interpreting.

Learning Outcomes:

–          Students will be able to speak with confidence.

–          Students can use appropriate language in different tasks.

–          Students will have the chance to develop values such as cooperation when working in groups, tolerance and acceptance of different opinions and discussions.

–           Students will develop self-confidence.


Anderson, A., & Lynch, L. (1988) Listening. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Nunan, D. (2004) Task-Based Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ur, P. (2012) Vocabulary Activities, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wilson, J. J. (2008) How to Teach Listening. Harlow, Essex: Pearson Longman.


Course Content
First Semester
     A/ From Reading to Speaking

1-      Introduction to the class

1-1  Introducing someone or yourself to your classmates

1-2   Small talk (initiating a conversation on various topics)

1-3   Conversation strategies: Inviting/ indicating

1-4   Culture in context

2-      Narrating a story through reading

2-1 Reading stories aloud

2-2 Storytelling (mute videos)

2-3 Describing events/retelling the story with personal words

2-4 Culture in context

3-      A variety of topics and tasks

3-1 Games (memes, crosswords, spelling, charades)

3-2 Monologues (reading literary works and performing)

3-3 Free topics

3-4 Idioms and proverbs (English Culture)

4-      Cultural and social issues

4-1 Motivational speech ( success, endeavor)

4-2 Advice/ suggestions

4-3 Solving problems through acting ( role plays from real-life situations)

4-4  Culture in context ( Telling stories)



End of Semester I

First Examination

Second Semester
             B/ From Listening to Speaking

5-      Understanding media

5-1 Listening to songs and understanding the language and the meaning

5-2 Working on intonation and stress

5-3 A project: Advertising (working in groups)

6-      Listening and performing

6-1 Retelling stories

6-2 Conducting job interviews

6-3 Games

6-4  Free topics


End of Semester II

Second Examination

Assessment and Evaluation
Continuous Assessment (50%)

ü   Participation in class in different tasks: 12/12

ü   Projects: 8/8

Final Assessment (50%)

ü  Exam 20/20