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Public Speaking in English


Group photograph of BA English 3/2 taken in June 2009.



A good class of English majors who obviously want to do well and are prepared to work hard to get their grades. So far we have been reviewing a lot of pronunciation, which has proved both challenging and amusing. I am looking forward to their speeches and being able to put some examples on this webpage.  


Play the slideshow of class members below by clicking on the play button.


The latest classroom video can be viewed here:


Don't be fooled by the lack of noise in the classroom. Now that the induction process is out of the way, the corridors of building 17 are filled with the sounds of fricatives and plosives to name but two.



Language Center
Udon Thani Rajabhat University
Course Syllabus
1552107: Public Speaking in English


Course Description

This course develops the skills necessary to study transcripts of speeches and how they present their message. Students will write speeches for given situations, including the use of set phrases, metaphors and correct syntactic features in order to present to peers in group activities such as debates.
The aim of this course is to equip the students with the relevant skills, so that by the end of the semester, they will effectively deliver their selected speeches, using the correct voice projection, tempo, pitch variation and use of pause. In addition, students will demonstrate their understanding of discourse features, including the organisation of content and the development of argument.



At the end of the course, students will have effectively demonstrated competence in the following:
1. The writing of prepared and impromptu speeches.
2. The presenting of prepared and impromptu speeches.
3. The participation in group activities and debates.


Course Schedule




 1Introductions and Placement Test 
 4Functional Speech 
 5Checking Language 
 6Body Language 
 7Using Aids 
 8Making Presentations 

Making Presentations

 10Making Presentations 
 11Giving a Prepared Talk or Speech 
 12Giving an Impromptu Speech 
 16Final Examination 



 Classroom Activities70% 
 Midterm Test30%



Grading system

85 100 
B+ 80 84 
70 79 
C+ 65 69 
60 64 
D+ 55 59 
50 54 




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