Oral Communication Skills I Course Outline

Course: Oral Communication Skills I (ENGLA 1322)
Semester: Fall Semester 2020-2021
Instructor: Dr. Abedrabu Abu Alyan
“To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world”
Chinese Proverb
Course Description
This course aims at developing students’ communicative competence and self-confidence through
practical conversations, pair-work speaking practices, and audio materials that represent English as it is
currently spoken by native speakers. Using a variety of stimulating topics, the course is devoted to
improving students’ fluency, real-life listening, and cross-cultural input. To improve their intercultural
competence, students are exposed to different native speakers as well as foreign accents. Further, the
course provides learners with a wealth of useful speaking expressions, idiomatic language, pronunciation,
grammar, and intercultural awareness needed to enable them better communicate effectively and
appropriately in different communication contexts.
A- Competence Objectives
1. To acquire and use speaking expressions in context and idioms in real-life situations
2. To understand native speakers’ pronunciation in natural and spontaneous spoken language
3. To better understand grammar in everyday conversations
4. To grasp main ideas and specific details of a spoken passage from media or other sources
5. To converse with native and non-native speakers on a variety of everyday topics
6. To make effective public speaking (presentations)
7. To think and be aware of the importance of culture and cultural diversity in foreign language learningB- Skill Objectives
By the end of the course students will be communicating more fluently in English, so they can
1. Introduce themselves and introduce others
2. Give opinions
3. Make requests
4. Complain politely
5. Describe things and cultural events etc.
6. Listen and speak effectively in interpersonal and public presentations
7. Use listening and speaking skills as a means of developing different language competencies
8. increase self-confidence in listening and speaking abilities
C- Value Objectives
1. To recognize cultural differences and reflect on native cultural practices and foreign cultures
2. To develop positive attitudes towards other cultures, languages, and the Other
3. To promote Islamic values and behaviors and learn from international experiences that do not
contradict with own culture and values.
Course Contents Distributed over 15 Weeks for Fall Semester
Week One: Course Introduction
Week Two: Nice to meet you
? Getting the name right
? Asking someone’s occupation
? Asking for more information
? Could I have your name, please?
? Names/addresses/telephone and email
Week Three: Tell me about your family
? Describing your family? Marital Status and children
? Talking about age
? What does she look like?
? Asking about age, asking for a description, describing clothing
Week Four: Do you know where it is?
? Asking where things are (informal)
? Asking where things are (formal)
? What does it look like?
? Review: Units 1-3
Week Five: See you then!
? Days and dates
? Starting and finishing time
? Opening and closing times
? How do I get there?
? Describing locations
? Giving directions
Week Six: How do you like the city?
Talking about likes and dislikes
I love sightseeing!
? Agreeing and disagreeing with likes and dislikes
? Stating preference
Week Seven: How about coming with us?
? Accepting invitations
? Declining invitations
? Getting more information? Why don’t we meet there?
? Suggesting another day/setting the time and place/changing plans/adding to plans
? Review 4-6
Week Eight: Mid-term Exam
Week Nine: Could you help me?
? Getting and giving help.
? Getting information
? Asking prices
? This sweater is more stylish
? Comparing things/ returning things
Week Ten: And what would you like?
? Discussing the menu
? Ordering
? Adding different information to your order
? Would you care for any dissert?
? Describing food
? Offering additional food or drink
? Offering other suggestions
Week Eleven: Could I borrow that?
? Making small requests
? Making larger requests
? Asking for favors
? Could you change my room?
? Complaining politely, requesting action or change/accepting apology
? Review: Units 7-9Week Twelve: Where are you from?
? Giving and getting personal information
? Being specific
? How long did you do that?
? Discussing length of time
? Asking what next
? Describing changes
Week Thirteen: Have you ever been to Japan?
? Asking about past experiences
? Asking for a description or opinion
? Asking for more details
? Which city did you like better?
? Comparing places
Week Fourteen: What are you going to do?
? Discussing future plans
? What do you want to do?
? Discussing goals/hopes/possibilities
? Review Units 10-12
Week Fifteen: Final Quiz
Listening Assignment (15)
Speaking Assignment (15)
Quiz 1 (10)
Total: 40
Final Project (20)Quiz 2 (20)
Listening activities (10)
Speaking Activities (10)
Total: 60
Methods of Teaching
To accomplish the course objectives, the instructor uses an eclectic approach to suit the different students’
needs and learning strategies. Classes usually start with motivational openings to stimulate students’
interest in the topic. This may involve brainstorming, asking thought-provoking questions, tapping
background, or stating the class objectives. Activities can also include problem-solving, creative thinking,
and handout activities. Students are essentially engaged in all online activities and discussions. The
activities encompass listening & speaking, pronunciation, and public speaking.
1. Person to Person 1: Communicative Speaking and Listening Skills (3rd Ed.)
By Jack C. Richards, David Bycina, and Ingrid Wisniewska.
Each unit of the book includes the following sections:
Conversations The two conversations present examples of the language the students will be studying.
They will listen to them on the CD in class.
Give it a Try This section teaches the language points from the conversations. Students will focus on
each separately and then practice them with a partner.
Listen to this The listening section gives students real-life listening tasks that help review their
understanding of the language from the unit. They answer questions or complete charts about the
Let’s Talk These are pair-or group-work activities that ask students to expand on what they have learned
and their imagination.
Consider This “Consider this” presents some interesting facts on a cultural topic related to the theme of
the unit. Students can use these facts as an introduction to the unit.Pronunciation Focus A pronunciation point related to the language from the unit comes after
conversation 2. This helps students to practice the language in the unit in a more natural way.
Person to Person These pages present a problem based on the language from the unit. Students and their
partners will work together to solve the problem, using the language they have learned, as well as their
own ideas and opinions
2. Speaking Naturally: Communication skills in American English. Bruce Tillitt, Mary Newton Burder
3 . Different audio and video materials from the Internet and other sources

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Dr. Abedrabu

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