Ch 15: MTTC Reading: Speaking & Listening Skills

About This Chapter

In preparation for the MTTC Reading exam, watch the lessons of this chapter to review what you need to know about the process of communication, forms of communication and listening skills.

MTTC Reading: Speaking & Listening Skills - Chapter Summary

As you prepare to take the MTTC Reading test, use these lessons to improve your understanding of the process, forms, and skills of communicating, along with how these skills can be taught. Once you've completed these lessons, you should be prepared for exam questions about the following:

  • The importance of communication
  • The communication process
  • Kinds of communication
  • Teaching children listening skills
  • The difference between hearing and listening
  • Obstacles to effective listening
  • Different stages of the listening process
  • Strategies for becoming a better listener

These lesson videos are mobile device compatible so that you don't have to limit your studies to your time in front of a computer. Each lesson is taught by an expert instructor who is available to answer any questions you may have about this chapter, so that you may master the material before you take the MTTC Reading exam. After you complete these lessons, take the quizzes to assess your knowledge of the material.

10 Lessons in Chapter 15: MTTC Reading: Speaking & Listening Skills
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What is Communication? - Definition & Importance

1. 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.

What is the Communication Process? - Definition & Steps

2. What is the Communication Process? - Definition & Steps

Communication is a process, and if the process breaks down, communication will fail. In this lesson, you'll learn about the communication process. We'll also discuss how the concept of noise can disrupt this process.

The Communication Process

3. 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.

Types of Communication: Formal, Informal, Grapevine, Verbal & Non-Verbal

4. Types of Communication: Formal, Informal, Grapevine, Verbal & Non-Verbal

Communication is essential for success in any business, and the type of communication will vary given the circumstances and business needs. In this lesson, you'll learn about verbal, non-verbal, formal, informal and grapevine communication.

Oral Communication: Definition, Types & Advantages

5. 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.

Teaching Listening Skills to Children

6. Teaching Listening Skills to Children

Sometimes it seems like children just won't listen! Maybe they simply don't have the skills yet. This lesson will give you some strategies for teaching your students to listen.

Hearing vs. Listening: Importance of Listening Skills for Speakers

7. Hearing vs. Listening: Importance of Listening Skills for Speakers

While often used synonymously, hearing and listening are really two very different things. Hearing is involuntary and uncontrollable. Listening, however, requires an attention.

Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles

8. 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.

The Four Stages of the Listening Process

9. The Four Stages of the Listening Process

As messages are sent to us, it seems as though we simply hear and react, but there is actually a process that our brains use to process the information. It begins with attending, then interpreting, responding and finally remembering the information.

Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies

10. Becoming a Better Listener: Tips & Strategies

Some people say listening is an art, but to be a good listener, it takes skill. There are strategies one can use to be a good listener. Some strategies include use of body language, asking the right questions and even empathy.

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