Speech Communication Skills Syllabus

Term 1

 

1.      Course Type and Level: English I-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

Apr 11

Course Introduction; Vocabulary Group Assignment, "Who are you?" discussion

Word Set 1, TMWE #1, RRD # 1, DQD #1: Introductions

2

Apr 18

Word Set 1, TMWE #1, FFD #1: Yes/No Questions (intonation patterns), Discussion: Introductions

Word Set 2, TMWE #2, RRD # 2, DQD #2: Family

3

Apr 25

Word Set 2, TMWE #2, FFD #2: Wh. Questions (intonation patterns), Discussion: Family

Word Set 3, TMWE #3, RRD # 3, DQD #3: Movies

4

May 9

Word Set 3, TMWE #3, FFD #3: Bilabial vs. Labiodental /b/ vs. /v/; /p/ vs. /f/, Discussion: Movies

Word Set 4, TMWE #4, RRD # 4, DQD #4: Sports

5

May 16

Word Set 4, TMWE #4, FFD #4: Voicing vs. Unvoiced /b/ vs. /p/, /f/ vs. /v/, Discussion: Sports

Vocabulary Review, TMWE #5, RRD # 5, DQD #5: Travel

6

May 23

Vocabulary Review, TMWE #5, FFD #5: Reduced egoing tof /gənə/, Discussion: Travel

Study for Test 1, TMWE #6

7

May 30

Test 1, TMWE #6, Summary Discussion

8

Jun 6

FFD #6 /l/ vs. /ɹ/, Test review

Word Set 5, TMWE #7, RRD # 6, DQD #6: Recipes

9

Jun 13

Word Set 5, TMWE #7, FFD #7: Reduced ehave tof /hɑftə/, Discussion: Recipes

Word Set 6, TMWE #8, RRD # 7, DQD #7: Eating Out

10

Jun 20

Word Set 6, TMWE # 8, FFD #8: Reduced eoff /ə/, Discussion: Eating out

Word Set 7, TMWE #9, RRD # 8, DQD #8: Fitness

11

Jun 27

Word Set 7, TMWE #9, FFD #9: Reduced eandf /n/, Discussion: Fitness

Word Set 8, TMWE #10, RRD # 9, DQD #9: Health

12

Jul 4

Word Set 8, TMWE #10,FFD #10: Reduced etof /t/ /tə/, Discussion: Health

Vocabulary Review, TMWE #11, RRD # 10, DQD #10: Music

13

Jul 11

Vocabulary Review, TMWE #11, FFD Special, Discussion: Music

Study for Test 2, TMWE #12

14

Jul 18

Test 2, TMWE #12, Summary Discussion