Academic Catalog

EFL124 ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Course Code: 3660124
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 7.0
Department: Teaching English As A Foreign Language
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr MARY ANN WALTER
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course offers a variety of different communication oriented speaking opportunities for students to improve their oral competence by developing effective language use both in formal and informal contexts. Students will develop a good command in supra-segmental features (pitch, stress and intonation) as well as strategic competence, in repairing communication breakdowns. By exploring components of communicative competence this course aims to equip students with the necessary skills to become successful communicators as well as language teachers. The course includes discussion topics, literary texts and the use of audiovisual aids (OHP, power point, posters) and techniques for effective presentations.