Introduction to Oral Communication

Introduction to Oral Communication


Fall 2010
08/23/2010 - 12/12/2010

Course Information

Section 002
MW 17:15 - 19:00
CYP5 2232
Gerhardt Gast

Office Hours

No office hours have been entered for this term

Course Requirements

Weekly oral news report 20%

Journals (two entries per week) 20%

Weekly quizzes, homework, participation 20%

Mid_term exam 20%

Final exam 20%

Total: 100%


Instructor provided

Course Subjects

Class Schedule:

(subject to change at the discretion of the instructor)

The following is a general schedule of assignments. Additional homework assignments will be made on a daily basis and written on the blackboard. Daily assignments must be prepared before coming to class. There may also be a lengthy reading assignment (for example, a short story or an article from a magazine) and/or a movie.

Week Themes/functions Listening/speaking activities

#1 Introduction/greetings

#2 Telephone calls

#3 Socializing/addresses

#4 Directions/locations

#5 Jobs/personal information

#6 Family/dates/


#7 Plans/business/leisure

#8 Review for midterm

#9 Clothing/colors

#10 Suggestions/time/


#11 Foods/shopping

#12 Past activities

#13 Small talk/opinions

#14 Requests/invitations

#15 Possessions/jobs/favors

#16 Review for final exam Final exam

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives/Outcomes:

In this course, you will learn to communicate effectively in English by studying:

1) listening – You will work on increasing your listening comprehension of everyday conversations by practicing listening for the main idea, for important details, and for meaning suggested by stress and intonation.

2) speaking – There will be a great deal of meaningful pattern practice in speaking to help you speak more fluently; in these exercises, you will learn to use conventional phrases used in everyday situations by native speakers.

3) and pronunciation – You will also improve your pronunciation by learning to make distinctions between similar sounds. This will help you to speak more clearly and be understood, and it will also help to improve your listening comprehension