外語教學暨資源中心 寫作工作室短期課程開放報名 [演說與辯論]




Course Description

A four session intensive course in the fundamentals of effective oral delivery, including body control, use of voice and diction, and analysis of audience. Special emphasis is given to public speaking and discussion in the academic context. The course explores how research, critical thinking, logical argumentation and effective language are applied to speech and debate techniques. Students learn to structure ideas and arguments in a sustained, persuasive and sophisticated way and to support their point of view with precise and relevant examples. Students also learn to analyse speeches in order to interpret and evaluate the impact of ambiguities, subtleties, contradictions, ironies, incongruities, transitions and other rhetorical effects in a text. Students will examine the way in which clarity of meaning is affected by the patterns of organisation, hierarchical structures, repetition of main ideas, syntax and word choice in a given text. Communication techniques (propaganda) of governments and corporations will also be studied and evaluated.