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Ch 27: Basics of Speaking & Listening in the Classroom

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This self-paced chapter is filled with engaging lessons you can study any time to build a strong understanding of speaking and listening in the classroom. Enhance your preparations for an upcoming test by reviewing these lessons and taking the accompanying multiple-choice quizzes.

Basics of Speaking & Listening in the Classroom - Chapter Summary

Studying the basics of speaking and listening in the classroom is easy with help from this chapter's bite-sized lessons. Our instructors provide in-depth analyses of topics that include group discussion, the role of culture in nonverbal communication, critical listening and thinking, nonverbal cues in communication and the style of a speech. Feel free to study these lessons at your own pace. When you're finished, you will be able to:

  • List and discuss techniques for leading a classroom discussion
  • Use technology to develop oral communication skills
  • Listen effectively in groups and listen for the main point
  • Outline ways to develop an audience-centered presentation
  • Share reasons for considering pronunciation, articulation and dialect in public speaking
  • Describe goals and methods for evaluating yourself as a speaker
  • Support and assess nervous student speakers
  • Identify and describe strategies for promoting students' communication skills

The lessons and other study tools available in this chapter are accessible 24 hours a day, making it easy to study during the most convenient timeframes. Mobile features enable you to access these study tools via your smartphone or tablet of choice. Use our mini quizzes and practice exam to confirm your knowledge of the lessons before the day of your test. The dashboard tracks your progress and lets you easily submit lesson topic questions to our subject-matter experts.

14 Lessons in Chapter 27: Basics of Speaking & Listening in the Classroom
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Group Discussion: Questions, Topics and Activities

1. Group Discussion: Questions, Topics and Activities

Have you ever found it difficult to start a group discussion? Or once you've started one, have you ever found it hard to keep it interesting? This lesson provides some basic parameters for what makes a quality group discussion, examples of good questions that promote good conversation, and methods that help keep the discussion interesting.

Techniques for Leading a Classroom Discussion

2. Techniques for Leading a Classroom Discussion

Classroom discussions are a great way for students to get the most out of their time in class. This lesson will give you a few techniques to help your students get the most out of their discussions!

Using Technology to Develop Oral Communication Skills

3. Using Technology to Develop Oral Communication Skills

Technology is a game changer in terms of the way we communicate. This lesson will discuss the many ways that technology can be used to develop oral communication skills. We will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

Listening Effectively in Groups: Critical, Selective, Active & Empathetic Listening

4. Listening Effectively in Groups: Critical, Selective, Active & Empathetic Listening

Being an effective listener allows relationship building and leads to increased productivity in the workplace. To form an environment for effective listening, you need to know the best group sizes and the four types of effective listening.

Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches

5. Critical Listening & Thinking: Evaluating Others' Speeches

Critical listening skills go far beyond just hearing a speaker's message. They involve analyzing the information in a speech and making important decisions about truth, authenticity and relevance. Learn about critical listening and thinking skills in this lesson.

Listening for the Main Point

6. Listening for the Main Point

In this lesson, you'll get some tips on listening to a passage of spoken English for the main point. Don't get bogged down in the details; focus on what's really important!

Developing an Audience-Centered Presentation

7. Developing an Audience-Centered Presentation

A presenter has to be able to develop an audience-centered presentation to target the wants, needs, motivations and characteristics of the attendees in order for the message to be delivered appropriately.

The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

8. The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

When writing a speech, a writer should consider the speaker, audience and purpose of the speech. Each factor influences the overall style of the speech.

Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking

9. Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking

The speaker's culture and habits often have much to do with the vocal traits of a speech. Thus, pronunciation, articulation and dialect are three very personal aspects of speech delivery.

Evaluating Yourself as a Speaker: Goals & Methods

10. Evaluating Yourself as a Speaker: Goals & Methods

The last word of a speech does not completely end it for the speaker. A speaker must take time to evaluate a speech to determine whether the expected goals were accomplished. This lesson will explore several methods to evaluate yourself as a speaker.

Supporting & Assessing Nervous Student Speakers

11. Supporting & Assessing Nervous Student Speakers

Nervous student speakers feel a sometimes disabling discomfort when they try to make a public presentation. This lesson will give teachers creative ideas for assessing and helping students who are uncomfortable in public speaking environments.

Nonverbal Cues in Communication: Examples & Overview

12. Nonverbal Cues in Communication: Examples & Overview

Did you know that your nonverbal cues can communicate your mood and personality? In this lesson, we'll talk about the different types of nonverbal cues and look at some real-life examples.

The Role of Culture in Nonverbal Communication

13. The Role of Culture in Nonverbal Communication

Nonverbal communication is a large part of most conversations, but gestures and other nonverbal cues can mean different things in different cultures. In this lesson, we'll examine the role of culture in nonverbal communication.

Strategies for Promoting Students' Communication Skills

14. Strategies for Promoting Students' Communication Skills

In this lesson, we will explore methods to enhance students' communication skills in the areas of speaking, reading, writing, and listening. At the end of the lesson, test your newfound knowledge with a short quiz.

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