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Ch 14: NMTA Reading: Promoting Oral Communication

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Use these lessons to review information on types of oral communication and strategies for improving listening skills. Our videos offer preparation for these types of questions on the NMTA Reading examination.

NMTA Reading: Promoting Oral Communication - Chapter Summary

Develop your understanding of types of communication, skills for listening and the communication process as you study for the NMTA Reading exam. Our lively video lessons and self-assessment quizzes can aid you in handling exam questions covering these topics:

  • Why communication is important
  • Steps in the communication process
  • Types of communication
  • Oral communication
  • Hearing vs. listening
  • How to teach listening skills to children
  • Why speakers need listening skills
  • Effective listening
  • Stages of the listening process

These lessons are brief, averaging about five minutes, and are taught by instructors who are familiar with exam preparation. An ask-an-expert feature lets you get answers if you have questions about a particular topic. Our lessons include written transcripts with key terms and topics highlighted so you'll understand the lesson's main goals.

NMTA Reading: Promoting Oral Communication Chapter Objectives

Passing the NMTA Reading exam may be used to meet initial licensure requirements or for an endorsement to be added to an existing license. The NMTA Reading exam contains four subareas, and questions on this chapter's topics are in the Supporting Reading Through Oral and Written Language Development subarea. The exam contains 100 multiple-choice questions, and 26 of them are in this subarea.

You can assess your knowledge through the short multiple-choice quizzes that are packaged with each of our lessons. If you answer a quiz question incorrectly, we'll provide a link back to that topic on the video lesson. Our quizzes are formatted like the exam, so taking them provides an experience similar to what you'll have on test day.

10 Lessons in Chapter 14: NMTA Reading: Promoting Oral Communication
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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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