Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Oral Expression and Public Speaking ELT 209 3 4 + 0 4 5
Precondition Courses <p>This course does not require any prerequisite course.</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p>None.</p>
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Öğr.Gör. İLKNUR KILIÇ
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Res. Assist. Burcu KOÇ

Res. Assist. Elif BOZYİĞİT

Course Category
Course Objective

It aims to develop the skills necessary for the student teachers to write their thoughts and discussions on which they will present their ideas and opinions on current issues and to express their thoughts effectively in front of a community. All the necessary steps (including the development and use of audio and visual materials) of the preparation and presentation of a text are touched upon. Student teachers will prepare presentations based on extensive reading and research and present them in the classroom. Examples of successful presentations will be examined in terms of content, form and appropriateness of audiovisual elements. They are expected to develop oral and written communication skills that they will use in work environments such as interviewing, socializing, phone calls, making presentations, managing meetings, and writing resumes and applications.

At the end of the course, the students will be able

To develop an understanding of basic principles and techniques of public speaking

To develop strategies to manage speech anxiety

To improve skills in researching, analyzing, organizing, outlining, and delivering speeches appropriate to a particular audience

To improve the effective use of voice and body

To present a variety of speeches

Course Content

This course will give teacher candidates the opportunity to be an effective speaker. It aims to develop their skills in preparing and delivering speeches. Managing their speech anxiety, analyzing their audience and selecting a topic and a purpose accordingly, creating a good content, organizing their speech carefully and delivering it effectively, confident use of voice and body are among the skills to be mastered in this course. While pre-service English language teachers are going to be provided with theoretical foundations of public speaking, this is a practice-oriented course. It will equip them with basic principles and theories of public speaking and give a chance to practice these skills in three types of speeches.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Students prepare a speech. Lecture, Question-Answer, Demonstration, Motivations to Show, Group Study, Brain Storming, Project Based Learning, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
2 Students use visual and audio materials effectively in their presentations. Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Motivations to Show, Group Study, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
3 Students preare presentations based on reading and understanding. Demonstration, Group Study, Self Study, Project Based Learning, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
4 Students develop their oral communication skills in different contexts. Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Demonstration, Role Playing, Group Study, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
5 Students express their opinion effectively in public. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Getting Started: Why public speaking matters today; Ethics matter; Managing Speech Anxiety/ Building Your Confidence; The Importance of Listening
2 Preparing Your Speech: Analyzing your audience; Selecting a topic and a purpose; Researching your topic; Developing Supporting Material
3 Organizing the Speech: Determine and support your main points; Select an Organizational Pattern; Planning the outline; Speaker’s Notes
4 Starting, Finishing, and Styling Delivering Your Speech: Introductions Matter: How to begin a speech effectively; Concluding with Power; Using Language; Choosing a method of Delivery (Methods of Delivery); Controlling the Voice; Using the Body
5 Inspiring speeches
6 Informative speeches
7 Persuasive speeches
8 Special occasion speeches
9 Midterms
10 Final Speeches
11 Final Speeches
12 Final Speeches
13 Final Speeches
14 Final Speeches
Course Notes <p>Selected articles and book chapters within the classroom pack.&nbsp;</p>
Course Resources

Required Textbooks and Readings:

Makay, J. J., Butland, M. J., & Mason, G. E. (2008). Public speaking: choices for effective results. Iowa: Kendall/ Hunt Publishing Company.

Gregory, H. (2018). Public speaking for college & career. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Further Readings:

Fraleigh, D. M., & Tuman, J. S. (2017). Speak up: An illustrated guide to public speaking. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

O’Hair, D., Rubenstein, H., & Stewart, R. (2016). A pocket guide to public speaking. New York:  Bedford /St.Martin’s

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 A graduate of the department is able to plan teaching processes. X
2 A graduate of the department possesses the skill in organizing appropriate environments for English teaching. X
3 A graduate of the department can evaluate materials and resources that are relevant to English teaching with a critical viewpoint. X
4 A graduate of the department employs appropriate methods and techniques for English teaching. X
5 A graduate of the department decides on the feasibility of software and other technological resources to be utilized in English teaching X
6 A graduate of the department chooses the suitable learning strategies considering the personal traits of the students. X
7 A graduate of the department develops writing, reading, speaking and listening skills of the students. X
8 A graduate of the department uses measurement and assessment instruments in an effective way. X
9 A graduate of the department generates solutions for the educational, social and economic problems of the society. X
10 A graduate of the department questions to what degree s/he possesses the required qualifications of a teacher. X
11 A graduate of the department follows the academic studies conducted in the field for his personal development. X
12 A graduate of the department conveys his ideas on the significance of intercultural communication in the process of learning English as a foreign language. X
13 A graduate of the department indicates the ways of digging up information that are compulsory for life-long learning. X
14 A graduate of the department generates foreign language tests. X
15 A graduate of the department designs original activities promoting the use of English in the daily life. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Kısa Sınav 30
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Performans Görevi (Uygulama) 20
1. Ödev 10
Total 100
1. Final 50
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 4 64
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 4 64
Mid-terms 1 1 1
Final examination 1 2 2
Quiz 1 1 1
Assignment 1 1 1
Performance Task (Application) 1 1 1
Total Workload 134
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.36
dersAKTSKredisi 5