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Ch 29: GACE English: Communication & Speech

About This Chapter

Examine important factors concerning effective communication in the chapter's fun video lessons. This chapter will focus your attention on important topics that you'll see on the day of your GACE English assessment.

GACE English: Communication & Speech - Chapter Summary

Watch the videos to refresh your familiarity with subject matter concerning types of communication and communication skills as you prepare for associated questions on the GACE English assessment. This chapter features lessons about:

  • Types of oral communication
  • How to improve self-disclosure and listening skills
  • One-way communication and its advantages
  • Tips for facilitating a good group discussion
  • Major elements of team communication
  • Reading group members' nonverbal communication
  • Major issues that contribute to unsuccessful group communication
  • Getting ready for a Q&A session

View the chapter's videos from your computer or smartphone when it suits your schedule. A video only requires approximately five minutes, on average, from beginning to end. You can conveniently verify your understanding of each lesson by taking the corresponding practice quizzes.

GACE English: Communication & Speech Chapter Objectives

The GACE English assessment establishes whether your subject expertise aligns with teacher certification criteria for English teachers in Georgia. It is composed of two tests. Test II has a multiple-choice speaking and listening subarea that addresses topics discussed in this chapter. Close to 15% of your score on test II will come from that subarea.

14 Lessons in Chapter 29: GACE English: Communication & Speech
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Coming to a Discussion Prepared

2. Coming to a Discussion Prepared

How do you come to a discussion ready to share your point of view? What if you still have a lot of unanswered questions? This lesson describes tips for getting ready to engage with others about topics, texts, and issues.

How to Contribute to a Discussion

3. How to Contribute to a Discussion

In this lesson we explore some of the best ways to contribute meaningfully to classroom discussion, from making sure you are prepared to making sure your answers are concise.

Demonstrating an Understanding of Multiple Perspectives

4. Demonstrating an Understanding of Multiple Perspectives

In order to live or lead peacefully in a multicultural society, it's important to show that you understand multiple perspectives. This is an especially difficult problem in the U.S. today. We'll learn about this using examples from current political events.

Communicating in Team-Based Organizations

5. Communicating in Team-Based Organizations

The key to successful teams is the ability to communicate effectively. All business teams must learn to communicate, listen, ask questions and offer feedback.

What is Communication? - Definition & Importance

6. What is Communication? - Definition & Importance

Any task or transaction that requires more than one person can only be successfully completed with communication. In this lesson, you'll learn what communication is, types of communication and the importance of communication.

The Communication Process

7. The Communication Process

This lesson describes the process of communication. Terms such as sender, receiver, channel, encoding, decoding, noise, and feedback will be defined and explained with examples.

Oral Communication: Definition, Types & Advantages

8. Oral Communication: Definition, Types & Advantages

Oral communication is the process of expressing information or ideas by word of mouth. Learn more about the types and benefits of oral communication, and find out how you can improve your own oral communication abilities.

One-Way Communication: Definition, Advantages & Examples

9. One-Way Communication: Definition, Advantages & Examples

Communication involves the transfer of information from one party to another. This lesson discusses one-way communication and its advantages and applications.

How Perception Influences the Communication Process

10. How Perception Influences the Communication Process

Perception's effect on the communication process is all about how the same message can be interpreted differently by different people. Distortions, such as stereotypes, projections and halo effects, all affect worker relationships and productivity.

Ineffective Group Communication in Groups

11. 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

12. 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.

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

13. 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.

Q&A Preparation: Answering the Audience's Questions After a Speech

14. Q&A Preparation: Answering the Audience's Questions After a Speech

When the audience asks a question, the speaker must be sure that he/she can properly respond with an answer that is correct and that satisfies the inquisitor. There are a few ways the speaker can formulate an answer and deliver it with confidence.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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