What is the relationship between a public speaking course and courses in oral English?
Technical Competence in Oral English Vocabulary Vocabulary Grammar Grammar Syntax Syntax Usage Usage Pronunciation Pronunciation Accent Accent
Public Speaking More than technical proficiency More than technical proficiency Act of communication Act of communication Strategic communication Strategic communication Use of English as a working language Use of English as a working language
Situations Requiring English as a Working Language Formal public speeches Formal public speeches Informal speeches Informal speeches Negotiations and small-group communication Negotiations and small-group communication One-on-one communication One-on-one communication
Where does a course in public speaking fit in the English-language curriculum?
What are the primary topics to be covered in a public speaking course?
Structure Introduction Introduction Body Body Conclusion Conclusion
Importance of Structure Speech unfolds over time Speech unfolds over time As with a film, a speech must make sense to the audience as it develops across time As with a film, a speech must make sense to the audience as it develops across time
Bodily Action Gestures Gestures Eye contact Eye contact Use of visual aids (PPT) Use of visual aids (PPT)
Visual Aids/PPT Enhance speaker ’ s ideas Enhance speaker ’ s ideas Prepare carefully: clear and professional Prepare carefully: clear and professional Present effectively: integrate with speaker ’ s presentation Present effectively: integrate with speaker ’ s presentation
What is the most effective method of instruction in public speaking?
Ideal Method of Instruction Small classes Small classes Chance to develop skills Chance to develop skills Experiential and active learning Experiential and active learning Consultation time for instructor Consultation time for instructor
Teaching Public Speaking in a Large Class Rely on lecture rather than discussion Rely on lecture rather than discussion Fewer speaking opportunities Fewer speaking opportunities Break class into small units for speeches Break class into small units for speeches Students create their own speaking opportunities Students create their own speaking opportunities
Are there other courses related to public speaking that could contribute to the English-language curriculum in China?
Rhetoric Art of effective communication between a speaker (or writer) and an audience Art of effective communication between a speaker (or writer) and an audience Developed in ancient Greece Developed in ancient Greece Aristotle ’ s Rhetoric Aristotle ’ s Rhetoric Studied for 2,500 years Studied for 2,500 years