Dr. Vladislav Milanov, Assoc. Prof.
Absract. This text presents two contemporary publications dedicated to the teaching of rhetoric in Bulgarian secondary and higher education institutions. The books summarize the authors' experience in theoretical modeling and practical presentation in
modern online formats of various oratorical approaches, as well as the creation of text
types that require different communicative and oratorical competencies. In the teaching aid “Online Rhetoric Course” a special glossary has been prepared, which includes more than 100 terms, starting from metaphor and reaching terms from modern visual rhetoric. In the book “Teaching Rhetoric Online. Open resources” there are developed methodological guidelines for writing and delivering various types of speeches: from solemn speeches through business speeches and motivational speeches. The teaching aid also contains instructions for preparing
and conducting debates and discussions, which are established dialogic rhetorical
genres and formats useful for various specialists in various professional fields. The
study aid has podcasts, one of which is with speeches voiced and delivered by an
actor in Bulgarian, not only in English.
The aids will be useful to a wide range of professionals who wish to improve their public speaking skills.
Keywords: Modern teaching aids in rhetoric; art of oratory; secondary school; higher education; modern methods of teaching rhetoric