This practical course aims at imparting fundamental communication skills. Students learn to communicate clearly and effectively through the acquisition of critical thinking skills. The course consists of two components: Speaking and Presentation, and Writing. The former includes theories of rhetoric; types of speech and speech situations; speech planning, development and execution; strategies and techniques for effective speaking; presentation skills in context; multimedia presentation techniques. In the latter, students learn to express themselves clearly in the written medium, to adapt their writing to the different media, to build an essay around a thesis, to structure paragraphs adequately, to support ideas clearly, to revise to suit purpose and audience, and to edit their own work.