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UHE3132 PUBLIC SPEAKING

Code

UHE3132

Name

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Prerequisite

UHL2432 English for Professional Communication

Synopsis

The course aims to introduce students to the speech planning process. Students will be exposed to two varieties of public speaking, namely informative speaking and persuasive speaking. Students will learn how to select a topic, gather materials and supporting points, organise the body of the speech, prepare an outline and deliver the speech. Sample speeches and videos will be shown to enhance students’ understanding of the course. Students will also be exposed to the use of technology in preparing and delivering their speeches.

Objectives

By the end of semester, students should be able to:

  1. Produce a creative video presentation to introduce themselves by using effective delivery strategies and appropriate language style;
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the fundamentals of public speaking;    
  3. Write informative and persuasive speech outlines using accurate language, appropriate format and relevant content; and
  4. Present different types of speeches creatively by using effective delivery strategies, accurate language and relevant content.

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