Academic Catalog


Course Code: 4500280
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 7.0
Department: Foreign Language Education
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Lecturer Dr. SEBAHAT YASEMN TEZGDEN CAKCAK
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course is an introduction to public speaking and focuses on development of practical skills for effective communication. It emphasizes fundamental stages of speech preparation and delivery including adopting and developing audio and visual aids. Throughout the course, students will deliver extended presentations as an outcome of extensive reading and research. Samples of successful presentations will be analyzed in terms of the appropriateness of content, form, and audiovisual aids. The course also aims to foster students oral and written language skills in job-related situations such as interviewing, socializing, telephoning, presenting information, holding meetings as well as CV and application writing.