Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE ENG3105

 
TITLE Public Speaking and English Language

 
LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT English

 
DESCRIPTION This study-unit is divided into to parts. The first part introduces and assesses contemporary theories relating to effective public speech. It examines the main categories of critical thinking skills required for researching and delivering speeches, with particular reference to aspects relating to credibility, information gathering, generating ideas, organisation, integrating and evaluating skills, and fielding questions. Using communicative strategies, this study unit includes tutor-led seminars and is specifically designed for Public Speaking. Students make team video presenta-tions on topics of current interest.

The second part of the study-unit is designed to improve language competence for students regis-tering for students of diplomacy. Skills relevant to English fluency are targeted. Students are en-couraged to reorganise and re-phrase oral/written material; analyse text and subtexts; examine written material for report writing. The study-unit consists of seminars/tutorial groups using communicative strategies.

Public Speaking Contents

- Human Communication Paradigms
- Fact, Inference and Credibility
- Speech Structure and Design – Motivated Sequence
- Speech Content, Organisation and Delivery
- Audio Visual Techniques
- Motivated Sequence in Public Speaking
- Toulmin’s Model of Argument
- Presentation and Peer Evaluation

English Language Contents

- Dipspeak Lexis: Culture
- Text and Subtexts
- Lexis of Treaties and Agreements
- Report Writing
- Précis and Essay Writing
- Current Events
- Language and Travel
- Currencies, Invitations and Hospitality.
- Foreign Expressions in Common Use
- Taboo Words and Expressions

Literature

- G.Grice & J.Skinner, 2004. Mastering Public Speaking (Allyn & Bacon).

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (1 Hour) SEM1 Yes 20%
Examination (3 Hours) SEM1 Yes 20%
Examination (3 Hours) SEM2 Yes 30%
Presentation (30 Minutes) SEM2 No 30%

 
LECTURER/S Stella Borg Barthet
Daniel Massa
Lydia Sciriha
Odette Vassallo

 
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