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OAE 594/194, Fall 2019 Department of Linguistics Stony Brook University Course Instructor: Liz Kotseas Office Hours: T/Th 3:25 pm-3:55 pm, W 4:30 pm-6:30 pm, and by appointment Office Location: SBS S127 Email: [email protected] COURSE DESCRIPTION: The emphasis of this course is threefold: to improve presentation and teaching skills, cultural awareness, and spoken English (accuracy and confidence). Intonation, linking, and rhythm of English are taught along with self-monitoring strategies and compensation skills. The presentation/teaching skills component examines interactive teaching as well as rhetorical issues related to presentation development. LEARNING OUTCOMES: By the end of this course, you will be able to: Use culturally appropriate rhetorical modes and incorporate interactive methods while teaching or presenting Develop awareness of and ability to use culturally appropriate nonverbal communication, including eye contact, while presenting or teaching Show good control of word stress and intonation in sentences and questions Develop more native-like rhythm in English, including awareness of linking and vowel reduction in spoken discourse Understand American values as they apply to university culture and be able to contrast them with your own Pronounce 150 field-specific vocabulary items (100 for undergraduates) with 95% accuracy Course Prerequisites Graduate students: A SPEAK/TSE score of 50-54, IELTS of 6.5, iBT TOEFL of 21-22, A/A- from OAE 590 or B or higher from OAE 592 is the prerequisite for this level. COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Attendance, Homework, and Make-up Policy *Attendance is mandatory. Absences from class will reduce your grade. Three lates (10 minutes or more) equal one absence. Missing more than two weeks of classes will result in automatic
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