ENG 310 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Essential Speaking Skills in English
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ENG 310
Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course aims at improving students' speaking skills in several different key areas and focuses on an interactive approach in order to fully involve students in this process.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to speak more confidently and fluently
  • to participate in informal and formal discussions effectively
  • to conduct a range of academic and work-related situations through the medium of role plays
  • to react to each others' opinions and give relevant feedback
  • to organize their thoughts into coherent and structured ideas
  • participate in a formal interview
Course Content ENG 310 is a compulsory course for third year students and is designed to enable them to speak more effectively while expressing themselves in a variety of areas, such as business related and academic related topics. These areas range from participating in discusiions to presenting information in the form of short presentations, known as Pecha Kuchas. Students will also take part in role plays and formal debates.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Course book Unit 01 – Introduction to Speaking
2 Course book Unit 02 – Personality
3 Course book Unit 03 – Exploring Famous Art/Street Art
4 Course book Unit 04 – The Art of Listening
5 Course book Unit 05 – Memory
6 Speaking Assessment 1 (Role Play)
7 Course book Unit 06 – Trust/Acting Responsibly
8 Course book Unit 07 – Retail Sales/Entrepreneurship
9 Course book Unit 08 – Conflict Resolution/The Win Win Solution
10 Speaking Assessment 2 (Role Play)
11 Course book Unit 09 – Applying for a Schengen Visa
12 Course book Unit 10 - Schengen Visa Interview
13 Speaking Assessment (Schengen Visa Interview)
14 Speaking Assessment (Schengen Visa Interview)
15 Review and catch up
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

The Compass - Route to Academic Speaking, Nüans Publishing, 2014

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
20
Laboratory / Application
1
15
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
5
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
6
75
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
25
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
1
Study Hours Out of Class
15
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
5
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
7
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
6
Final / Oral Exam
1
8
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1 Adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Software Engineering; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Software Engineering problems
2 Ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Software Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose
3 Ability to design, implement, verify, validate, measure and maintain a complex software system, process or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern methods for this purpose
4 Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for Software Engineering practice
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating Software Engineering problems
6 Ability to work efficiently in Software Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of two foreign languages
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself
9 Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility
10 Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development
11 Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Software Engineering solutions

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest