Topic outline

  • Welcome to LC-1117 Integrated Oral & Written Skills!

    This course is integrated with ELEC-C9801 Design Thinking and Electronic Prototyping

    Teacher: Susan Gamache,

    Classes on Mondays, 13.00-15.00 in Y307 (Sep 12- Oct 10) and in Y229c (Oct 24-Nov 14)

    Rehearsal presentations in groups Nov 21 -Nov 25 (times agreed on separately)

    Learning outcomes

    Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to

    - Recognize the strategies and elements that enhance clarity and audience-friendliness in both oral and written communication
    - Apply these strategies and elements in oral presentations and writing related to their field of study
    - Distinguish between formal and informal styles of communication


    This course introduces written and oral communication principles and strategies that are applicable to professional and academic purposes and is at the same time integrated with a content course. Written tasks and oral tasks will support the content course and be largely determined by its requirements. Throughout this course, students work individually and/or in small groups to develop their presentation and writing skills. Moreover, students give and receive constructive feedback on their work and revise it accordingly.


    81 h (Small group instruction 28 h + Independent work 53 h)


    Completion of written & oral tasks and 80% attendance