Public Speaking in English

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Public Speaking in English

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Objectives
    This class is designed to provide guidance and experience in delivering effective oral presentations to a range of audiences. Various types of presentations will be introduced, and students will practice the structure and delivery of at minimum four (TV News, PPT, mock job interview, Toastmasters). Particular attention will be placed on improving audience-connecting oral skills—appropriate volume, intonation, gestures, etc—to appropriately target an audience and convey confidence, authority, and trust. Active participation is required. Objectives of a successful learner are:

    1. Enhance oral communication skills necessary for functioning beyond the classroom
    2. Analyze and practice the structure, content, and delivery of different types of oral presentations
    3. Develop strategies and techniques for designing audience-targeted presentations
    4. Experience planning, organizing, and delivering speeches & PowerPoint presentations
    5. Gain confidence in handling audience-generated question-and-answer sessions
    6. Enhance awareness of your verbal and non-verbal communication skills
    7. Discuss and negotiate all classroom communications via the medium of English

    Textbook:  No required textbook. All materials will be posted on Blackboard or given in class.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.