Develop your English writing, reading, listening and speaking skills while exploring the history of social media and its various applications for business, politics and personal use. You will learn how social media is changing our world through examining case-studies, and participating in class discussions and a group project.
Explore Sydney's diverse neighborhoods and popular landmarks while you enhance your knowledge of everyday colloquial English to communicate more easily with native speakers outside the classroom. Informal language, including idioms, phrasal verbs and slang, will be taught in context for practical, real life situations.
MCM 102, Public Speaking
Persuasive Topic Selection Paper
• To identify two possible PER topics and explain why you are interested in these
• To identify reasonable arguments against your position
• To conduct enough preliminary research to identify credible and useful sources on each subject
• To get feedback on the best option to use for your speech
Standing before a congregation of thousands at Inglewood's Faithful Central Bible Church on Sunday, a familiar speaker elicited a chorus of "amens" and "hallelujahs" with his message onthe importance....
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) once again has been named one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” public colleges by The Princeton Review, which teamed up with USA Today to present....
A panel of faculty and students use the Speaking Review Form to assess performance and provide feedback to the students. Students are allowed to repeat the process until they receive a passing grade. To pass, at least two faculty and one student must give an evaluation of "good" or better.
The faculty collectively developed a Speaking Review Rubric. The rubric articulates the various skills and competencies that students must develop to pass the public speaking and presentation requirement.
The Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College embodies the fundamental belief that education and civil society are inextricably linked. In an age of information overload, it is more important than ever that citizens be educated and trained to think critically and be actively engaged with issues affecting public life.
Develop skills to confidently handle personal and business situations. A wide variety of speaking and action skills are presented and used in the classroom. You will focus on developing fluency rather than on grammar correction or pronunciation difficulties unless they greatly interfere with communication. Develop new ways of expressing yourself in order to communicate clearly, make good choices, create realistic goals, and stand up for yourself in a positive way.
Learn to form logical, coherent opinions then present, support, and defend these opinions in debates. Debaters must be able to read and synthesize information, and then summarize and support their ideas. You will develop your speaking, listening, note-taking, and writing skills, and will improve your fluency, confidence, and critical thinking skills.
In the intermediate levels you will improve English speaking and listening skills through small group activities and lively classroom discussion. You will learn to express ideas in diverse social situations and build vocabulary in a wide range of subjects. At the upper levels, you will progress through Speaking Dynamics, refining expressive language skills, debate and use of persuasive language. You will achieve Speaking Excellence by developing strategies for critical thought by delving into controversial issues. Improve use of complex language structure such as irony, problem solving and debate. You will work on becoming proficient in English by participating in Discussion Circles that aim to build native-like fluency using sophisticated vocabulary in dynamic discussions on topics such as art, sports, psychology, food, science and technology.
Master the secrets of effective public speaking. Learn speech organization, delivery techniques and listening skills – an excellent way to push English skills to a higher level.
Improve your business English vocabulary and skills by focusing on aspects of the Cambridge BEC tests. Focus on business vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for business situations. Increase your professional chances in global job markets as well as opportunities to work abroad.
The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is the fourth level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is an advanced exam.