Oral Expression Syllabus
|Level: Second Year
|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.
– 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.
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Wilson, J. J. (2008) How to Teach Listening. Harlow, Essex: Pearson Longman.
| 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
| 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
6-4 Free topics
|End of Semester II
|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