Brian P. Burke, ESL Public Speaking, Fall 2018

Course Description:

This is a conversation workshop course for non-native speakers of American English. In this course, the student will focus on refining pronunciation, making academic presentations, and participating in academic discussions. In order to achieve the most success in this class, the student must be able to speak flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Using a broad range of academic vocabulary appropriate for entry level college student is also a key element of this course. The student will give several academic presentations in which he/she will use the critical thinking and analysis skills learned in previous classes. The student will also lead a discussion while the others participate. The student will expand on these skills as he/she also increase your knowledge and experience with professional presentation techniques.

Required Text:

Dale, P. & Wolf, J. (2013). Speech communication made simple (4th ed.). White Plains, NY:
Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN: 978-0-13-286169-4