ERIC Number: ED314647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Wordpower. A Starter Pack for the Certificate in Communication Skills.
Kewley, Carolyn; Lee, Angela
These instructional materials are companions to the British Broadcasting Company's television series called "Stepping Up" and "Step Up to Wordpower," first broadcast in October and November 1989, respectively. They are intended to help adults prepare for the British certificate of qualification in communication skills. An introductory section explains what the communications certificate is, how adults can obtain it, and how this document can help them prepare. It emphasizes that, regardless of communication method, readers should consider their communication purpose and the audience with whom they are communicating and that readers should use dictionaries and word finders to help find the appropriate word and spell it correctly. Chapter 1 addresses how to communicate through writing and includes sections on grammar, punctuation, spelling, handwriting, getting started with writing, editing, proofreading, letters, letter writing, forms, form-filling, notes, and personal writing. Chapter 2 contains materials on communicating through reading and includes sections on reasons for reading, reading methods, reading beyond the words, reading to learn, and reading for pleasure. Chapter 3 concerns communicating through talking and listening and includes sections on nonverbal communication, asking effective questions, making a point, giving instructions, pronunciation, using the telephone, communication in groups, and interviews. Communicating with graphics is addressed in chapter 4, and chapter 5 takes up communicating via information technology. All chapters contain designated key points, activities, review sections, assignments, and lists of printed references. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Certification, Communication Skills, Continuing Education, Distance Education, Extension Education, Foreign Countries, Graphic Arts, Independent Study, Information Technology, Interviews, Listening Comprehension, Nontraditional Education, Reading Skills, Speech Instruction, Telecourses, Telephone Usage Instruction, Writing Skills
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, Kingsbourne House, 229/231 High Holborn, London WC1V 7DA, England.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Unit, London (England).; Training Agency, London (England).; British Broadcasting Corp., London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)