This course offers a variety of different communication-oriented speaking opportunities such as discussions, individual and group presentations and other interactive tasks providing opportunity for students to improve their oral competence by developing effective language use both in formal and informal contexts. It offers extended communicative tasks such as debates, role-plays, individual and group presentations, impromptu speeches and other interactive tasks providing opportunity for students to improve their oral competence by developing effective language use both in formal and informal contexts. As in-class activities, for the promotion of interest and motivation in communication, the course also includes discussion topics, interesting facts, stimulating quotes as well as literary texts which are structurally and intellectually complex and thought-provoking. Integrating different reading and listening texts into communication-oriented tasks, this course aims to develop students productive skills beyond their receptive skills. By exploring components of communicative competence, this course aims to equip students with the necessary skills to become successful communicators as well as language teachers. Students will develop a good command in supra-segmental features (pitch, stress and intonation) as well as strategic competence in repairing communication breakdowns in communication on the basis of continuous feedback received throughout the course. Common pronunciation mistakes are listed by the instructor and discussed regularly so as to raise the awareness of students as future language teachers. By also utilizing theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the listening and pronunciation course, students will be expected to deliver informative presentations individually and collaborate with a group to deliver a persuasive group presentation.
- Instructor: Gölge Seferoğlu