• Course introduction: Communication process and its peculiarities; Verbal and non-verbal communication; Listener and speaker in the communication process; Communication and stereotypes;
  • A culture of constructive opposition; Critical discussion structure;
  • Ways and strategies for creating an argument; Argument and counter-argument structure; Types of arguments;
  • Opposition and argumentation strategies in the process of arguing/debate;
  • Developing public speaking and discussion topics; The structure of the content elements of the public speech text;
  • Public speaking, types of audiences and their management;
  • Persuasion tactics; Audience motivation techniques;
  • Body language;