ECTS  subject

Communication and performance

Course type

Extracurricular activity

Number of ECTS CP


Study programme

ECTS credit points can be obtained for the first or the second cycle of the study programme.


Enrolment in the first or the second cycle of a study programme of the University of Ljubljana. 

Methods of work

  • Lectures: 30 hrs.
  • Tutorial: 60 hrs.
  • Individual work: 30 hrs.


Public performance, which is evaluated with grades from 5-10 in accordance with the Statute of the UL.



Content of ECTS subject

  • Well-structured and executed public speech (text structure, preparation for implementation and execution),
  • sound image of speech: articulation, tempo of speech, intonation in the register, color of voice, pauses, way of interpretation,
  • verbal and non-verbal (visual and auditory) communication,
  • communication models and speech techniques,
  • knowledge and evaluation of one's own speech and its functioning and analysis of the speech of others,
  • active listening and understanding of the opponent's message and tolerant communication and exchange of opinions,
  • clarity of expression of thoughts and ideas.

Objectives and competences

Students will develop communication competencies for successful public speaking and speaking. Students will learn:  
  • basics of speech,
  • appropriate and effective non-verbal ways of communicating for confident performance (facial expressions, gestures, moving in space), proper breathing for an open and penetrating voice,
  • techniques for managing fear to express opinions and performances in front of a group with confidence,
  • rhetorical skills for positive, relaxed and successful communication,
  • ability to communicate in different circumstances, actively listening and expressing thoughts and

Intended learning outcomes

  • disseminating and deepening knowledge about the phenomenon of language and speech,
  • recognizing the specifics of public language and speech,
  • getting to know one's own and other people's speech and its functioning, understanding the physiology of speech, the ability to listen to and evaluate speech and improve one's own way of communication,
  • knowledge of the Slovenian voice system and orthography,
  • effective and circumstantial writing and speaking of texts and their speech implementation,
  • enhanced communication skills


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