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Ch 19: AEPA ELA: Effective Listening & Speaking

About This Chapter

In these lessons, recall how to develop effective listening and speaking skills. Study about interpersonal communication on your phone to prep for the AEPA ELA Test.

AEPA ELA: Effective Listening & Speaking - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to get reacquainted with the major strategies used for improving interpersonal communication skills. To do well on the visual and oral communication section of the AEPA English Language Arts (ELA) Test, examine these video lessons and get a fast recap about the following:

  • Obstacles that impede effective listening
  • Factors that impact interpersonal communication
  • Listening strategies and non-verbal communication
  • The breakdown in group communication
  • Organizing persuasive and informative speeches
  • Public speaking tricks and vocal techniques

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AEPA ELA: Effective Listening & Speaking - Chapter Objectives

Prior to being employed to teach language arts in Arizona, educators must satisfy all requirements to obtain the necessary licenses, including passing the AEPA ELA Test. This assessment is used to determine if teachers possess a comprehensive understanding of the five key domains connected to the language arts. Individuals will have approximately 3 hours to choose the best responses for 150 questions.

This chapter about effective listening and speaking will assist you with remembering the details you will need to know to meet the objectives on the visual and oral communication section of the assessment. Technically, this section is the smallest one on the entire exam, and will only account for 12% of your test score. Nevertheless, to showcase your mastery over language arts, it would be wise to study this chapter, so you can demonstrate your knowledge of interpersonal communications and strategies for improving listening skills.

10 Lessons in Chapter 19: AEPA ELA: Effective Listening & Speaking
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Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles

1. Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles

It seems counterintuitive that a public speaker should focus on effective listening. However, a good public speaker must know a few things about his audience in order to effectively communicate his message.

Interpersonal Interaction: Skills & Definition

2. Interpersonal Interaction: Skills & Definition

Everything you do with and around others is considered interpersonal interaction. This lesson discusses situations of interpersonal interactions and the skills involved during those interactions.

Factors That Influence Interpersonal Communication

3. Factors That Influence Interpersonal Communication

Communication between human beings is difficult if not impossible to avoid, so understanding the factors that influence communication might prevent hurt feelings or a slap in the face. This lesson will explore some of those factors.

Understanding the Impact of Gender Differences in Social Development

4. Understanding the Impact of Gender Differences in Social Development

How does one's gender impact behavior and interactions with others? Research has shown that men and women interact differently in social settings and society has ideas for what is appropriate male and female behavior.

Improving Communication Skills: Self-Disclosure, Listening & Non-Verbal Communication

5. Improving Communication Skills: Self-Disclosure, Listening & Non-Verbal Communication

Self-disclosure, listening, and nonverbal communication are three important conversation strategies people use. This lesson will discuss what they are, how they may be interpreted, and some tips for improving them.

Ineffective Group Communication in Groups

6. Ineffective Group Communication in Groups

Ineffective group communication can dramatically impact the productivity and workplace success of a company. There are five factors that need to be addressed in order for groups to work together effectively.

Understanding the Nonverbal Communication of Group Members

7. Understanding the Nonverbal Communication of Group Members

Nonverbal communication can be difficult to comprehend in group business environment. Subtle cues are often missed, which can easily have verbal messages misunderstood. There are five key functions of nonverbal communication that can help identify potential issues in communication.

Patterns of Organization for Informative Speeches

8. Patterns of Organization for Informative Speeches

Informational speeches are designed to inform an audience about a topic. The information should be organized so it is clear, logical and easy to understand and follow. The pattern of organization depends greatly on the information presented.

Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches

9. Patterns of Organization for Persuasive Speeches

Organizing information for a persuasive speech will help to convince your audience of your point and keeps information flowing in a logical order. This can be done using a problem/solution order or Monroe's motivated sequence pattern.

Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

10. Using Vocal Qualities to Convey Meaning in Public Speaking

To keep your audience engaged, it is important to consider vocal qualities like volume, pace and pitch. These qualities are what keep your speech not only interesting but also engaging. Learn about vocal qualities in this lesson.

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