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Chen, Ying Yu; Chang, Yu-Sheng; Lee, Jia-Ying; Lin, Ming Huei – SAGE Open, 2021
This study has the aim of improving the English speaking ability of Taiwanese college freshmen by a video featuring connected speech instruction. Forty-eight students from a private university in northern Taiwan participated in the study, which lasted for 7 weeks. Pre- and post-tests were used to assess their speaking performance in terms of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Speech Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Oliveira, Alandeom W.; Brown, Adam Oliver; Carroll, Marissa L.; Blenkarn, Elizabeth; Austin, Bradley; Bretzlaff, Tiffany – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2021
This study examines an undergraduate biology instructor's use of video reflection for promoting students' development as oral science communicators. After being provided with instruction on how to communicate effectively, students were asked to give scientific oral presentations and reflectively assess their own communicative performance by…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Speech Communication, Science Education, Video Technology
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Ortiz, Lorelei A. – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2020
This article outlines opportunities and challenges of teaching neurologically diverse students in the business communication course, providing basic resources and information for instructors to supplement their knowledge and pedagogical ability to support neurodiverse students. While the business communication course may represent obstacles for…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Speech Instruction, Writing Instruction, Students with Disabilities
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Contreras, Bethany P.; Cooper, Alison J.; Kahng, SungWoo – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2020
The traditional recommendation for sequencing speaker and listener instruction has been to teach listener skills prior to teaching speaker skills. In a review of the research literature prior to 2011, Petursdottir and Carr (2011) concluded that research did not support this recommendation. We reviewed the most recent research on the efficiency of…
Descriptors: Efficiency, Listening Skills, Speech Skills, Skill Development
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Yusof, Norhafezah; Kaur, Amrita; Cheah Lynn-Sze, Joyce – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
Effective Intercultural communication competencies (ICC) are central to professional success. However, despite this emphasis several graduates remain poorly prepared to demonstrate these attributes and skills. Pedagogical innovations that are grounded in theoretical framework of teaching and learning and communication principles have the potential…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Intercultural Communication, Work Environment, Communication Skills
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Tatarinova, Maya N.; Shvetsova, Marina G. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to develop and test an invariant of the basic model of the emotionally-valuable component (EVC) of the content of foreign-language education, allowing the implementation of this component at a primary stage in a secondary school (grades 2-4)* . The leading approach to the study is emotionally-valuable, the methods…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, FLES, Foreign Countries
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Johnson, W. Lewis – International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2019
Cloud computing offers developers of learning environments access to unprecedented amounts of learner data. This makes possible "data-driven development" (D[superscript 3]) of learning environments. In the D[superscript 3] approach the learning environment is a data collection tool as well a learning tool. It continually collects data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Data Use, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Burns, Anne – LEARN Journal: Language Education and Acquisition Research Network, 2019
Systematically and explicitly addressing the teaching of speaking is an aspect of English language teaching that is often underestimated. While teachers may be presenting various speaking activities in the classroom, such activities may amount to 'doing speaking' rather than 'teaching speaking'. In this article, I argue that being a competent…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Speech Instruction, Teaching Models
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Meri-Yilan, Serpil – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This research aimed to look at students' perspectives on learning language through two technology-based speech recognition programmes, ImmerseMe and ELSA (English Language Speech Assistant). Data were collected from qualitative research instruments in April 2018. Five university-level students performed activities to improve their English and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Technology Uses in Education, College Students
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Putman, Angela L. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
While the basic content of the public speaking course has changed little, the method and manner in which these skills are taught can, and should, reflect the dynamic socio-political contexts in which we live and teach. This reflection essay addresses a struggle to keep the public speaking course relevant, innovative, and practical while also…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Speech Instruction, Social Justice, Introductory Courses
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Ruiz-Mesa, Kristina; Hunter, Karla M. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
Effective facilitation of classroom dialogue can stimulate open discussion and debate, challenge students to consider diverse perspectives, and promote critical student reflection and growth. Unfortunately, some instructors may be hesitant to approach controversial topics, for fear of losing face or risking chaos in the classroom. By learning and…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Dialogs (Language), Introductory Courses, College Instruction
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Proszek, James M. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
Introductory communication courses are an invaluable resource for improving students' abilities to speak confidently, passionately, and persuasively, while also inspiring them to become more engaged citizens. However, digital media present new opportunities and challenges for designing courses that are relevant to students' personal and…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Speech Instruction, Best Practices, Media Literacy
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Wagner, Phillip E. – Communication Teacher, 2019
This essay overviews a semester-long course activity and framework for the basic public-speaking course. Using Paul and Elder's critical-thinking framework, the author discusses ways to address some of the common problems within the public-speaking course while enhancing critical thinking. Through this model, students develop skills in five…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Models, Public Speaking
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Thomas, Nathan – rEFLections, 2019
Speaking is often considered one of the most difficult skills to develop in a second or foreign language. Many traditional approaches to language teaching focus on text-based skill development or emphasize aural receptive skills. However, as English continues to grow as a global language, learners want and need to be able to express their ideas…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Speech Instruction, Holistic Approach
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Debbagh, Mohammed; Jones, W. Monty – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
This case study utilized the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) theoretical framework (Mishra & Koehler, 2006) as a lens to examine the instructional strategies of four English as a second language (ESL) teachers and their rationales for incorporating technology into their instructional practices in teaching oral communication…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English (Second Language), Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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