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Words that changed the world

1. Words that changed the world – Oratory and rhetoric in our times

In these weekly sessions we will look at and listen to some of the most important speeches in the English language. We will analyse several speeches using the vocabulary and terminology relevant to rhetorical analysis. Speeches such as Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address, Edward Kennedy’s Chappaquiddick speech, Obama’s 2004 Keynote, Eleanor Roosevelt’s Struggles for Human Rights and Sojourner Truth´s Ain’t I a Woman, to mention just a few, will be analysed.



In rehearsing and ‘acting out’ the speeches, participants will have the opportunity to practice speaking in public, as well as improve their vocabulary and pronunciation.


This course is directed towards teachers and professionals from all areas with a B2+ level of English. It is suitable for people who wish to practice English in an academic context.


Face to face class – 24 hours across 12 weeks.
Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:40pm.
Maximum of 12 people in class.
Starting date: August 13th.


$500,000 (Special launch price: 20% discount for the Externado community – undergraduate and postgraduate students, administrative staff, professors and graduates)



If you are interested in more information, please contact us via the email figri.idiomas@uexternado.edu.co or call us on 3419900, extension 1028.