About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering speaking skills material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn speaking skills. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding effective speaking methods
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about speaking skills
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra English learning resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Speaking Skills chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Speaking Skills chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any speaking skills question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a speaking skills unit of a standard college English course. Topics covered include:
- Communication in different settings
- Historical and social influences on language
- Teaching speaking to ESL students
- Dramatic acting
- Visual media
1. Rhetorical Devices in the Oral Tradition
Have you ever kept someone from telling a story because you felt you could tell it better? Or maybe you'd love to be known for your ability to bring people in when you relate an event? Chances are you'll want to know about rhetorical devices.
2. Finding Meaning in Visual Media: Strategies & Examples
You know how to read a book. But do you know how to 'read' a painting? In this lesson, you'll get some strategies for interpreting visual media like painting, sculpture, and photography.
3. Producing a Dramatic Production: Strategies & Elements
If you have ever thought that a producer simply sits back and watches the money flow in, think again! In this lesson, we will go over all the responsibilities of a producer when it comes to producing a dramatic production, such as a play.
4. Approaches to Dramatic Acting
Public speaking is something that terrifies many people, but some of the greatest public speakers got that way by thinking of speaking as a performance. In this lesson, we'll look at some approaches to acting that can help improve public speaking.
5. Principles of Theatrical Design
If you've ever been to the theater, you know it's about much more than just the acting on stage. The set design, costumes, lighting, and sound all go a great distance in making the show. In this lesson, we look at those principles of theatrical design.
6. Communication in Different Settings
Humans are social creatures and we spend a lot of time communicating with one another. In this lesson, we'll look at the two major types of communication and examine how setting can influence each type of communication.
7. English as a Second Language in the Classroom: Acquisition & Development
Learning a second language can be very difficult and can put students behind on their regular education. In this lesson, explore the stages of language acquisition and discover tricks to help students develop English as a second language.
8. Historical & Social Influences on Language Acquisition & Development
It's pretty amazing that children are able to learn language so quickly without prior knowledge. How we acquire and develop language is something that fascinates researchers, and in this lesson we will examine some of the influences on this process.
9. Teaching Speaking Skills to ELL Students: Methods & Resources
Do you remember learning to speak English? Most native speakers don't, and this can make it hard to teach someone else speaking skills. In this lesson, we'll look at various forms of spoken language acquisition as well as guidelines for instruction.
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- Conventions in Writing - Usage: Help and Review
- Writing Mechanics Help
- How to Revise an Essay: Help and Review
- Using Source Materials: Help and Review
- Parts of an Essay: Help and Review
- Essay Writing: Help and Review
- Reading and Understanding Essays: Help and Review
- Composition Best Practices - Theory and Application: Help and Review
- The Writing Process: Revision and Skill Development
- Teaching Writing
- Teaching Materials & Resources
- Prose Nonfiction
- Prose Fiction
- Nonfiction and Informational Text Skills Practice
- Teaching Literature
- Reading Basics
- Analyzing Reading
- Analyzing & Interpreting a Passage
- Analyzing Key Ideas of Nonfiction & Informational Text
- Teaching Reading
- Reading for Key Ideas & Details
- Text Structure & Reading Skills
- Using & Evaluating Sources for Writing
- Reading & Thinking Critically