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NAVOTAS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Bangus St., North Bay Boulevard South, Navotas City

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
SPEECH AND ORAL ENGLISH SYLLABUS

1. Elements of Communication
COURSE DESCRIPTION & 2. Achieving Communicative
OUTCOMES: The course primarily Competence
aims to develop and enhance the C. The Sounds of English:
students’ oral communication skills Segmentals
in English by engaging them to 1. The Speech Tract
meaningful discussion and 2. Inventory of
interactive activities. Specifically, Pronunciation Errors of Filipino
students will be able to: in English
 acquire understanding of the 3. Vowels
nature and function of 4. Consonants
language and effective oral 5. Word Beginning and
communication Endings
 identify and observe correct D. The Prosodic Feature of
pronunciation of critical English: Suprasegmentals
vowels and consonant sounds 1. Stress
 recognize and use correct 2. Reduction
prosodic patterns: intonation, 3. Blending
stress, pausing and blending 4. Pitch
 demonstrate active and 5. Juncture
critical listening 6. Intonation
 speak clearly and E. Active and Critical Listening
spontaneously by adapting F. Non-verbal Communication
one’s speech to situation, G. Oral Discourse
circumstances and people 1. Feature of Spontaneous
address Conversation
2. Interactional and
 observe social and linguistic
Transactional Talk
conventions in oral and
3. Repairing Communication
interactional and transactional
Breakdown
discourse (e.g interview,
H. Public Speaking
asking and giving directions,
1. Profile of a Good Speaker
etc.)
2. Overcoming Speech Fright
 use communication strategies
3. Preparing, Organizing and
(e.g paraphrase, translations
Delivering a Speech
and circumlocution) to repair
I. Dynamics of Group
breakdown in communication
Communication
 use conversational gambits in
face-to-face interactions to
obtain information, express STRATEGIES
modified agreements etc. a. Discussion Activities
 understand the fundamentals 1. problem-solving
of public speaking and group 2. consensus-seeking
communication 3. moral dilemma
 develop values of respect, 4. humanistic activities
tact, sincerity and integrity in b. Language Games
their daily conversation 1. Relaying and
Carrying-out
Instructions
COURSE OUTLINE 2. Mime Interpretations
A. The Nature and Function of c. Student-centered
Language Interaction Modes
B. The Communication Process 1. Dyadic/Pair work
2. Small Group
Discussion
d. Miscellaneous Activities
1. Role Play
2. Simulation
3. Dialogue
4. Interviews

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
 Attendance & Class
Participation through Oral
Recitation and Group
Cooperative Activities
 Oral presentation – Finals
 Major Exams
 Assignments and Projects

References:

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