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ERIC Number: ED416528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Cross-Cultural Communication through Course Linkage: Utilizing Experiential Learning in Speech 110 (Introduction to Speech/Communication) & ESL 009 (Oral Skills).
Mackler, Tobi; Savard, Theresa
Taking advantage of the opportunity to heighten cultural awareness and create an intercultural exchange, this paper presents two articles that provide a summary of the rationale, methodology, and assignments used to teach the linked courses of an introductory speech communication course and an English-as-a-Second-Language Oral Skills course. The first paper discusses the rationale for the introductory speech communication course, course linkage rationale, procedures for pairing students in the courses, a group project, audience analysis and adaptation, and reactions of the students. The first paper concludes that the exposure afforded by the linkage allows students to discover and begin to understand not only cultural differences, but also cultural similarities. The second paper discusses procedures for pairing students, a reception for students, interviews, audience concept, and student reactions. The second paper concludes that the linkage with native speakers of English promotes communicative competence through meaningful discourse. (Contains 13 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A