Course code ValoP858
Faculty Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 32 48
E-courses ValoP858: Speech Practice of the English Language I
Course annotation The aim of the course is to develop students' monological speech, dialogue building and presentation skills; to learn to speak accurately and fluently expressing their opinion in discussions about different issues which are connected with the topics covered in the English language curriculum of the basic school. The aim of the course is to create a positive learning environment to facilitate students’ active participation in the process of their professional development and growth.
Course responsible lecturer Anita Auziņa
Results By the end of the course students should be able to:
- understand communication actions and strategies;
- create a clear and well-structured speech;
- develop a coherent and detailed narrative about the topics covered in the course;
- give arguments emphasizing the most important issues and details;
- give a presentation in front of the audience and answer to the questions asked by the listeners spontaneously and freely formulating thoughts;
- use their gained skills and competences in real life situations

Requirements for obtaining credit points Regular attendance is expected of each student.
Active participation and communication in class (listening; asking questions; answering to questions; discussing a question, a problem, a topic or a presentation; cooperating with other students; searching for answers to questions thus finding constructive solutions to a problem) – 40%;
Successful completion of assigned work in written and oral form – 15%;
Successful completion of a practical research and its oral presentation – 20%;
Oral exam at the end of the course – 25%.

Study programmes Basic Education Teacher of English
Basic Education Teacher of English