Course: Academic Speaking in English

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Course title Academic Speaking in English
Course code KAJ/AS
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kumar Alok, M.A.
Course content
Students will be introduced to nonverbal and verbal communication, organizing and outlining a given presentation/ speech, rhetorics, expressions and techniques of argumentation etc. The emphasis is put on the relevenace of topics selected. Students are asked to practise academic speaking during the lessons as well as home work tasks.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 26 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No prerequised subjects
learning outcomes
Students should be able to grasp english lexis at the intermediate level of difficulty. Some understanding of rhetorics would help, but is not necessary. They should also be capable of making presentations on given topic, considering the fact that a great deal of teaching is carried out this way.
teaching methods
assessment methods
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Ellis, M. O' Driscoll,N. Giving Presentations. Longman, 1992.
  • Kerridge, D. Presenting Facts and Figures. Longman, 1990.
  • Lucas, S. The Art of Public Speaking. New York: Random House, 1989.
  • Peel, M. Successful Presentation in a week. London: Institute of Management, Hodder and Stouton, 1998.

Study plans that include the course
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