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COLLEGE OF FOUNDATION AND GENERAL STUDIES
Program: Foundation
Subject: English for Academic Purposes
Code: ENGF 103
Credit Hours: 3
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Synopsis:
This course is designed to develop students’ public speaking skills. Students will be exposed to principles and practices of effective public speaking which are done through lectures, discussions, and class exercises. Most importantly, they will learn how to prepare and present effective speeches both individually, in pairs as well as in group.

Aims:
By the end of the course, students should be able to:

• understand principles and practices of public speaking. • select, prepare and develop effective speeches. • give public speeches in groups and individually.

Textbook:
The Challenge Of Effective Speaking (14th Edition). Verdeber, Verdeber and Sellnow. Thomson-Wadsworth, 2008.

Students must purchase the text by the second week of class. Xeroxed text is not allowed in class.

Attendance:
Attendance is compulsory. If your class attendance falls below 80%, you may be barred from taking the final exam. In case of absences, medical certificates must be submitted within 48 hours.

Missed classes:
You are responsible for the homework assigned in every class; this includes the classes you have missed (with or without valid reasons).

Classroom participation:
You are expected to be actively involved in class: taking part in discussion; voicing opinions, asking/answering questions; and offering help to your peers. Do not be shy: speak up. Being on time; having your homework prepared; and handing in assignments on time, are all part of classroom participation.

Reading assignment:
You should read all assignments prior to class.

Written assignment:
Written assignments should be word-processed, and the following format should be used:
Times New Roman with font size 12 and

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