|The aims to develop students’ skills and confidence in the areas of public speaking, debate and oral presentations. This course includes description, demonstration and analysis of effective speaking techniques, including the use of visual aids. Language work includes a review of academic vocabulary common in spoken presentations. Students will prepare and present at least fifteen talks for both descriptive and persuasive purposes, receive in-class feedback and are regularly videotaped for self-evaluation and individual tutorials. Public Presentation will cover both logic and argumentation as well as the fundamentals of effective public speaking: preparation, pace, tone, facial and vocal expressiveness, and anxiety management. Students can expect homework, quizzes, a mid-term and a final. Grades will be given.