Computer Communication Development Institute Naga City ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SPEECH AND ORAL COMMUNICATION SYLLABUS COURSE DESCRIPTION

& OUTCOMES: The course primarily aims to develop and enhance the students’ oral communication skills in English by engaging them to meaningful discussion and interactive activities. Specifically, students will be able to:  acquire understanding of the nature and function of language and effective oral communication  identify and observe correct pronunciation of critical vowels and consonant sounds  recognize and use correct prosodic patterns: intonation, stress, pausing and blending  demonstrate active and critical listening  speak clearly and spontaneously by adapting one’s speech to situation, circumstances and people address  observe social and linguistic conventions in oral and interactional and transactional discourse (e.g interview, asking and giving directions, etc.)  use communication strategies (e.g paraphrase, translations and circumlocution) to repair breakdown in communication  use conversational gambits in face-to-face interactions to obtain information, express modified agreements etc.  understand the fundamentals of public speaking and group communication  develop values of respect, tact, sincerity and integrity in their daily conversation COURSE OUTLINE A. The Nature and Function of Language B. The Communication Process 1. Elements of Communication 2. Achieving Communicative Competence C. The Sounds of English: Segmentals 1. The Speech Tract 2. Inventory of Pronunciation Errors of Filipino in English 3. Vowels 4. Consonants 5. Word Beginning and Endings D. The Prosodic Feature of English: Suprasegmentals 1. Stress 2. Reduction 3. Blending 4. Pitch 5. Juncture 6. Intonation E. Active and Critical Listening F. Non-verbal Communication G. Oral Discourse 1. Feature of Spontaneous Conversation 2. Interactional and Transactional Talk 3. Repairing Communication Breakdown H. Public Speaking 1. Profile of a Good Speaker 2. Overcoming Speech Fright 3. Preparing, Organizing and Delivering a Speech I. Dynamics of Group Communication STRATEGIES a. Discussion Activities 1. problem-solving 2. consensus-seeking 3. moral dilemma 4. humanistic activities b. Language Games 1. Relaying and Carrying-out Instructions 2. Mime Interpretations c. Student-centered Interaction Modes 1. Dyadic/Pair work 2. Small Group Discussion d. Miscellaneous Activities 1. Role Play 2. Simulation 3. Dialogue 4. Interviews COURSE REQUIREMENTS  Attendance & Class Participation through Oral Recitation and Group Cooperative Activities  Oral presentation – Finals  Major Exams  Assignments and Projects References:

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