SemesterFall Semester, 2017
DepartmentSelective courses of undergraduate level,College of Commerce
Course NameAdvanced Oral Training
InstructorCHEN YOU-MIN
Course TypeElective
PrerequisiteEnglish Writing、Writing and Oral Training I,Writing and Oral Training II
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule
Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant



Grading rubrics and guidelines for the content and organization of each assignment will be available on-line or distributed in class.

1. Attendance, participation and discussion (20%) – Each student is expected to prepare for and attend all classes. Small group discussions and reflective exercises will occur at every class meeting and students are expected to participate in a focused and professional manner. Students are also encouraged to ask questions. I recognize that absences due to illness and emergency are inevitable. However, only one excused absence is permitted. A second absence requires a make-up assignment. After the second absence, your grade will be affected.

2. Impromptu Speech (20%) – Students will be asked to deliver five to eight minute impromptu speeches with a characteristically short preparation time of one to three minutes. Students will be provided with topics in the form of a quotation, but the topic may also be presented as an object, proverb, one-word abstract, or one of the many alternative possibilities. The speeches should follow basic speech format, and cover topics that are both humorous and profound.

3. Multicultural Business Promotion Project (30%) – Your company (3-4 students) is thinking of releasing a new product into the market. As a multicultural enterprise, you know that cultural diversity is a key factor, meanwhile, specifically target your local culture as well as expand the presence and influence of the product within the culture.

Come up with a proposal on how you would plan on expanding your new product within the cultural perspective – be as creative and as specific as possible. The final product should entail 2-3 pages of writing along with 12-15 slides of ppt, plus a 35-40 minute presentation to present your product.

4. Resume & Cover letter (30%) – Each student will complete one’s own resume and cover letter individually.


More than two absences will have an impact on the final grade. Reading and homework must be completed prior to class. In-class discussion requires active participation.

Textbook & Reference

1. Salvador, E. U. (2011). Step-by-Step Resumes 2nd ed. MN: JIST Work.

2. Lucas, S. E. (2007). The Art of Public Speaking, 10th ed. McGraw-Hill Publishing.

3. Selected teaching materials will be assigned as related to class content.

Urls about Course
Suggested Resources 1. 2. Top 100 speeches, Movie Speeches, Online Speech Bank