An introduction to the use of oral English as an essential skill in studying theology, with special emphasis on critical listening and use of verbal and non-verbal skills in oral presentations.
Understand, pronounce and use the specialised terminology of biblical and theological study
Listen critically to lecture and narrative material and engage in critical discussions;
Recognise and name the different oral genres used in lectures, seminars, case-studies, preaching, worship and liturgy
Engage in group and one-to-one discussions
Prepare and read a tutorial paper
Make oral presentations in appropriate language and style
Non-English Speaking Background students who have not undertaken tertiary studies in English. A written and oral test will be given in the first week of class to assess the student’s capabilities in English.
Discussion, listening exercises, writing exercises, glossary development
One 800 word tutorial paper
One 15 minute oral presentation
Two prepared speaking tasks (800 words)
Two aural comprehension tests
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 12017
Unit Record last updated: 2019-01-29 09:50:03 +1100