SemesterFall Semester, 2023
DepartmentSophomore Class A, Department of English Sophomore Class B, Department of English
Course NameEnglish Oral Training (III): Oral Training & Reading
Course TypeRequired
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Oral Training III Syllabus



2.  9.20          CS Unit 1                Neighbors

3.  9.27          APS Unit 1           Speaking in Public

4.  10.4          CS Unit 2          Tourism

5.  10.11       APS Unit 2         Ethics & Public Speaking

6.  10.18       CS Unit 3          Media Violence

7.  10.25        APS Unit 3         Listening

8.  11.1          MID-TERM EXAM

9.  11.8          CS Unit 4          Body Image

10. 11.15         APS Unit 4         Selecting a Topic and a Purpose

11. 11.22          CS Unit 5          Cybersafe

12. 11.29         APS Unit 5         Analyzing the Audience

13. 12.6           CS Unit 6          Modern Families

14. 12.13         APS Unit 6         Gathering Materials

15. 12.20         CS Unit 7          Medicine

16. 12.27         FINAL EXAM

17. 1.3             Online Conversation Activity

18. 1.10           Online Lecture Activity


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

The instructive methods include comprehension checking of the listening passages, cloze tests of the listening passages, team listening projects done progressively and monitored regularly to be followed by oral activities, interviews, role plays, story telling, games, pair and small group discussions, presentations (individual and/or group), and podcasts. Two online activities in the form of discussion and lecture will be included for the two supplementary weeks.

Course Requirements and Grading

Quizzes 10%   Oral Presentation & class performance 30%   Exams 60%

Textbook & Reference

Required Textbooks

Liu, Jun and Kathryn Harper. Communication Strategies 4. Singapore: Cengage

Learning, 2008.

Lucas, Stephen E. The Art of Public Speaking. 10th ed. New York: McGraw Hill,




Nist, Sherrie L. and Carold Mohr. Advancing Vocabulary Skills. 3rd ed. Taipei:

Townsend & Bookman, 2004.

Sandsberry Lynne, Paul Sorenson, John Ring. Good Chats: Guided Open Oral

Discourse for Advanced Students of English. 3rd ed. Taipei: Bookman, 2004.

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