FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND LANGUAGES OUMH1303: ENGLISH FOR ORAL COMMUNICATION SEMESTER : JANUARY 2010 COURSE ASSIGNMENT (35%)
The assignment would be evaluated on the basis of the accuracy of the answers given and the credibility of the supporting arguments, data and references.
Type your assignment using “Times New Roman”, font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing on A4 size paper. Your assignment must be submitted to your tutor before or by the 4th tutorial.
Your assignment should be limited to 10 – 12 pages.
This assignment is worth 35 % of your final course grade.
Plagiarism in any form is prohibited. Plagiarised materials would not be accepted and zero (0) marks would be awarded for the work.
ASSIGNMENT QUESTION You are the president of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) at an urban school. At the last association meeting, many parents expressed their ...view middle of the document...
(4 marks) (b) Briefly outline the problem that the PTA needs to address. What actions can the members of the association take? (4 marks) (c) What form of oral communication will your intended PTA speech be? Briefly describe the model of communication that clearly explains how your public speech could work most effectively. (6 marks) (d) What is the social context of your speech and who are the participants? Assuming that your audience will be multicultural, analyse its needs so that these can be addressed in the speech. (6 marks) (e) Prepare an outline of your speech (see e.g. Topic 8.4.4, p. 174) keeping in mind the purpose of your speech (Topic 9). Use complete sentences to express your main points and supporting statements in the Introduction, Body, and Conclusion or any other content structure that may be appropriate. E.g. Monroe’s Motivated Sequence (Google this to find out more). Indicate in the outline what audio/visual aids and supporting evidence you may use to make your speech more effective. (15 marks)
[Total: 35 marks]
GUIDE FOR STUDENTS You are advised to: 1. Read the relevant parts of your module that are indicated in the task assignment above as well as other appropriate reference sources. The Internet is a good source but ensure that the web sites you refer to are reliable such as Wikipedia and related web sites and/or academic sites e.g. those with a ac.uk or .edu extension. 2. Find out about the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), its role in the local educational context, who its members are, and how it organises its activities. If you are not a school teacher, you may want to speak with others who are to find out more. 3. To outline your speech in (5) above, you may use the outline structure in Topic 8.4.4, p. 174 or use Monroe’s Motivated Sequence that has five stages: Attention, Need, Satisfaction, Visualisation, and Action. Google for more information and ask your tutor for help in accessing Internet sites on this structure. 4. Use figures and pictures to better explain concepts and models of oral/speech communication. Remember to document and cite your sources consistently in your written paper. 5. Avoid plagiarism. If in doubt, ask your tutor.