Speaking
Intermediate Speaking
- Pronunciation, Enunciation, Rhythm, and Emphasis in Speaking English
Thu. 2nd. Period David P. O'Donnell
Keywords:
Culture, Discussion, Listening, Speaking, Vocabulary, Web Activities

In this class, students will focus on the technical aspects of speaking. Each week we will attempt to recite passages from various English sources from around the world. Students will record their speaking and gather feedback from their classmates on how to make their English utterances more natural and comprehensible.


This class is intended to improve student motivation, speaking fluency, and vocabulary. Though it is officially a speaking course, some attention will be given to multiple aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, slang, pragmatics) and basic web page development and design.


Attendance: 25%
Class Participation: 25%
Web Work: 25%
Weekly Recordings: 25%
Extra Credit: 25%


1

  1. Attendance
  2. Course introduction
  3. Sign up to make web page and begin constructing our individual websites
  4. 1st speaking assignment
  5. Discuss 1st speaking assignment

Homework

  1. 1st homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

2

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 1st homework assignment
  3. Discuss 1st homework assignment
  4. 2nd speaking assignment
  5. Discuss 2nd speaking assignment

Homework

  1. 3rd homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

3

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 2nd homework assignment
  3. Discuss 2nd homework assignment
  4. 3rd speaking assignment
  5. Discuss 3rd speaking assignment

Homework

  1. 3rd homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

4

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 3rd homework assignment
  3. Discuss 3rd homework assignment
  4. 4th speaking assignment
  5. Discuss 4th speaking assignment

Homework

  1. 4th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

5

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 4th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 4th homework assignment
  4. 5th speaking assignment
  5. Discuss 5th speaking assignment

Homework

  1. 5th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

6

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 5th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 5th homework assignment
  4. 6th speaking assignment
  5. Discuss 6th speaking assignment

Homework

  1. 6th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

7

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 6th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 6th homework assignment
  4. 7th speaking assignment
  5. Discuss 7th speaking assignment

Homework

  1. 7th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

8

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 7th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 7th homework assignment
  4. 8th speaking assignment
  5. Discuss 8th speaking assignment

Homework

  1. 8th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

9

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 8th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 8th homework assignment
  4. 9th speaking assignment
  5. Discuss 9th speaking assignment

Homework

  1. 9th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

10

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 9th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 9th homework assignment
  4. 10th speaking assignment
  5. Discuss 10th speaking assignment

Homework

  1. 10th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

11

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 10th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 10th homework assignment
  4. 11th speaking assignment
  5. Discuss 11th speaking assignment

Homework

  1. 11th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

12

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 11th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 11th homework assignment
  4. 12th speaking assignment
  5. Discuss 12th speaking assignment

Homework

  1. 12th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

13

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 12th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 12th homework assignment
  4. 13th speaking assignment
  5. Discuss 13th speaking assignment

Homework

  1. 13th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

14

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 13th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 13th homework assignment
  4. 14th speaking assignment
  5. Discuss 14th speaking assignment

Homework

  1. 14th homework assignment
  2. Work on websites

15

  1. Attendance
  2. Collect 14th homework assignment
  3. Discuss 14th homework assignment
  4. 15h speaking assignment
  5. Discuss 15th speaking assignment

Homework 

  1. Have a fantastic holiday.
  2. Finish any make-up / extra work before the deadline (to be announced).


This schedule is a rough outline. Things may change as the course progresses, depending on the interests and abilities of the class.