Comm 99: Voice & Diction for the Non-Native Speaker
Pronunciation is often the most difficult part of learning English. Here I will share tips to improve your pronunciation and effective use of vocal variables of the voice-rate, pitch force and quality, vocabulary building.
Oral Communication offers a wide variety of reading, application and speaking assignments designed to expose students to all the major skills of speechmaking. Students focus on the following basic elements: ethics, analyzing the audience, visual aids, choosing a topic and specific purpose, and outlining, listening, organizing a speech, delivery, small group communication, informative and persuasive speaking, speaker credibility, effective use of language, library research, communication and/or speeches to entertain. All students give several speeches both with and without visual aids. This course is designed to prepare students for majors in communications as well as for the general population
The course emphasizes the development of effective interpersonal skills, strategies and practice in oral and written communication. Personal, situational, and cultural influences of interaction will be covered. It pays particular attention to human perception, interpersonal dynamics, listening, conflict management, and verbal and non verbal symbol systems. The course is intended for students who communicate in a one-on-one situation including majors in communication, fashion, allied health, public service and business. This course is also intended for students who are interested in further development of effective interpersonal skills in work, volunteer, and personal environments.