Speech Communication Skills Syllabus

Term 2

 

1.       Course Type and Level: English II-C

2.       Subtitle: Speech Communication

3.       Instructor: Dr. Brent Culligan

4.       Class Content: This course focuses on the acquisition and development of English through extensive practice in speaking and listening, and the development of vocabulary for academic purposes. Students will become familiar with and comfortable using English in the classroom through role-playing, listening to recorded stories, dictation, and discussions.

5.       Textbook Title: In house materials online at: http://www.culliganco.com/Keio/index.html

6.       Recommended Reference Books: An English to English dictionary, either electronic or print

7.       Estimate of Material Covered Per Class: One unit per week. Each unit consists of listening exercises, dictation exercises, vocabulary development, and discussion preparation.

8.       Instructorfs Expectations: Regular on-time attendance, preparation of weekly homework, active participation in class.

9.       Methods of Evaluation:

1.       Examinations – one mid-term test, one end-of-semester test (60%)

2.       In-class participation (20% - minus one point for each absence)

3.       Homework assignments (20%)

10.    Student Questions:  When students have questions, they can contact me before or after class or at: B.Culligan.Ed.D@gmail.com

11.     Schedule

 

Class

Date

Class Description

Homework

1

27-Sep

TMWE Review #1 - 12, TMWE #13, Summer Vacation Discussion, course introduction

TMWE #14: Word Set 9, RRD # 11, DQD #11: Friends

2

4-Oct

Word Set 9, TMWE #14, FFD #11: Reduced eyouf /juː/, Discussion: Friends

Word Set 10, TMWE #15, RRD # 12, DQD #12: Past

3

11-Oct

Word Set 10, TMWE #15,  FFD #12: Reduced eDo youf /djuː/ , Discussion: Past

Word Set 11, TMWE #16, RRD # 13, DQD #13: Future

4

18-Oct

Word Set 11, TMWE #16, FFD #13: /ʃ/ vs. /s/, Discussion: Future

Word Set 12, TMWE #17, RRD # 14, DQD #14: How Things Work

5

25-Oct

Word Set 12, TMWE #17, FFD #14: Reduced gcanh and gcanfth /kɑn/ vs. /kænt/, Discussion: How Things Work

Vocabulary Review, TMWE #18, RRD # 15, DQD #15: Favorite Things

6

1-Nov

Vocabulary Review, TMWE #18,  FFD #15: // vs. /s/, Test Review, Discussion: Favorite Things

Test 3, TMWE #19

7

8-Nov

Midterm Test

Word Set 13, TMWE #20, RRD # 16, DQD #16: Superstitions

8

15-Nov

Word Set 13, TMWE #20, FFD #16: /~/, Discussion: Superstitions

Word Set 14, TMWE #21, RRD # 17, DQD #17: News

9

29-Nov

Word Set 14, TMWE #21, FFD #17: Alveolar flap /ɾ/, Discussion: News

Word Set 15, TMWE #22, RRD # 18, DQD #18: Fashion

10

6-Dec

Word Set 15, TMWE #22, FFD #18: schwa /ə/, Discussion: Fashion

Word Set 16, TMWE #23, RRD # 19, DQD #19: Money

11

13-Dec

Word Set 16, TMWE #23, FFD #19: Stressed syllable 15 vs. 50, Discussion: Money

Vocabulary Review, TMWE #24, RRD # 20, DQD #20: Jobs

12

20-Dec

Vocabulary Review, TMWE #24, FFD #20: Review, Discussion: Jobs

Prepare Homework Portfolio for submission

13

27-Dec

Review, Homework Portfolio due, Discussion: Holidays

Test 4, TMWE #25

14

17-Jan

Final Test