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Speaking Persuasively:
Making an Argument via Short Films

Speaking Persuasively is a 12-hour course focusing on the production of a persuasive short talk. During the course you will watch four short films (ranging from 15 to 30 minutes) of different genres, from drama to animation, one for each 3-hour session. These will be used as a basis for discussion and the creation of a short talk. Sessions will focus on specific skills involved in creating a persuasive review including: 1) structuring views, 2) summarizing key points, and 3) expressing persuasion.


Speaking Persuasively will provide you with the opportunity to construct an oral argument. This will be done through the construction of an oral film review. 


After completing the course, you are expected to:


  1. Identify how a persuasive talk, especially in the form of an oral review, is structured;
  2. Master effective summarization skills;
  3. Express clear opinions in a discussion context and individually as part of a talk;
  4. Understand language used for critiquing;
  5. Interact effectively in discussions;
  6. Discover techniques for learning new vocabulary;
  7. Develop an appreciation for film.

Code(s) SPS-002 SPS-001
Date(s) 1, 2, 5 & 6 Aug 2019 13, 14, 17 & 18 Jun 2019
Time 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Facilitator(s) Mr Colin CHEUNG Mr Jerry WONG
Duration 12 hours
Maximum Number of Participants 18
Deposit $500 (70% refundable)
Registration Dates Now - 1 July 2019
Enquiry If you have any questions, please contact us at:
Telephone: (852) 2358-7851
Office: Room 3018 (Lifts 2 & 3)
Remarks Two identical sessions of this course will be offered in June and August respectively. The details are as follows:
1) 13, 14, 17 & 18 Jun 2019 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) [Cancelled]
2) 1, 2, 5 & 6 Aug 2019 (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) [Cancelled]

Please stay tuned for the registration period and other details about the August courses from our emails and webpage updates.

Online Registration Current Available Course


Priority is given to students in UGC-funded programs.

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