* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
The course consists of lectures and seminars in speech communication skills. Topics are: the characteristics of voice communications, the difference of public and private speech, speech composition, audience analysis, argumentation, critical listening, voice, pronunciation, fluency, nonverbal signs and language style. It describes the characteristics of monolog and dialogue communication types (lectures, speeches on special occasions, debates, meetings, brainstorming) and shows how to apply them in the classroom.
Students will be able to:
1. Explain codes of verbal and nonverbal messages in voice communications.
2. List the elements of teacher vocal hygiene, explain stylistic value of voice timbre and pronunciation and apply exercises for voice and pronunciation.
3. List and illustrate the elements of speech composition and apply them in the mini-lectures.
4. Explain structure and rules of debate, form the debate proposition and organize a student debate in class.
5. Explain the fundamental concepts of argumentation, to list and recognize the fallacies appearing in the debate.
6. Explain the principles and general rules of brainstorming and to apply this technique in classroom.
7. Explain the principles of organization and leading of parent-teacher and school meetings to apply them.
8. Write and perform a speech on special occasions in the school.
Subject integrates rhetorical knowledge with the speech communication skills in the classroom.
1. Definitions of communication, information, redundancy. Verbal and non-verbal messages. Differences between public and private speech. Rhetorical skills in teaching.
2. Basis of nonverbal communication. Types of non-verbal codes, interpreting nonverbal signs: physical appearance, kinesics, proxemics, haptics and time.
3. Functionality and aesthetics of voice and pronunciation, voice hygiene, exercises for voice and pronunciation.
4. Audience analysis and speech strategy according to the audience.
5. Speech argumentation, the definition.
6. Fallacies in argumentation.
7. Phases in speech writing and delivery. Language style: figures of speech.
8. Elements of critical listening.
9. Debate: rules, speeches, preparation.
10. Fundamentals and rules of brainstorming.
11. Rules of organization, preparation and leading the effective meeting in the school.
12. Types and rules of speech on special occasions.
13. Characteristics of good speaking style, the most common errors that may appear in a public speech.
14. Techniques of keeping records and the use of media in accordance with the amount of information in the message. Modal words and the importance of their use in a speech.
15. Written verification of learning outcomes.
1. The speech composition: recognizing parts of the speech. Introduction to the speech strategies and objectives.
2. Establishing criteria for speech evaluation. Exercises for voice and pronunciation.
4. Student seminars according to previously agreed topics. Discussion on student's speech delivery.
5. Student seminars according to previously agreed topics. Discussion on student's speech delivery.
6. Student seminars according to previously agreed topics. Discussion on student's speech delivery.
7. Student seminars according to previously agreed topics. Discussion on student's speech delivery.
8. Student seminars according to previously agreed topics. Discussion on student's speech delivery. Critical listening.
9. Forming the debate proposition for the classroom.
10. Students debate. Analyzing argumentation fallacies.
11. Students organization of meeting, leading and participation in meeting.
12. Analysis of ceremonial speeches.
13. Students speeches on special occasions.
14. Revision and preparation for the written test.
15. Evaluation of teacher and course.
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