This subject prepares students for advanced academic communication in English with emphasis on both written and oral communication skills. Students will be assigned projects that require them to look for and extract relevant information from various sources. In the process of completing the projects assigned, students will put into practice various skills developed in the earlier subject as well as skills in collecting data through interviews and questionnaire survey, integrating and presenting information (in oral and written form), managing time and interacting in a group. By the end of this course, students will be able to apply the skills to perform various oral and written activities such as presenting a project proposal, giving a briefing on the progress of the report and completing a written report, i.e. skills that are much needed in their studies.
The course focuses on the techniques of producing good spoken discourse which include public communication such as impromptu and public speeches, group discussion and negotiation. Aspects of sound and speech production will be introduced to improve intelligibility and communicability. Basic principles of oral communication and the importance of non-verbal communication will be introduced for effective communication.