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Roohr, Katrina Crotts; Burkander, Kri; Mao, Liyang – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
Oral communication has been identified as an important skill by higher education institutions and by the workforce community. Despite its importance, minimal research has been conducted around the development of tasks to measure oral communication skills and behaviors. The purpose of this preliminary study is to evaluate the different factors…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Video Technology, Test Construction, Scoring
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Costigan, Robert D.; Brink, Kyle E. – Journal of Management Education, 2020
Influence is a critical competency for success in the workplace. Past research has shown that two oral communication skills (listening and oral expression) are associated with interpersonal influence. This exploratory study examines the effectiveness of two pedagogies (leaderless group discussion [LGD] and oral presentation with a question and…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Skills, Graduate Students, Masters Programs
Hadi, Marham Jupri – Online Submission, 2016
The current article presents some key theories most relevant to the development of oral communication skills in an Indonesian senior high school. Critical analysis on the learners' background is employed to figure out their strengths and weaknesses. The brief overview of the learning context and learners' characteristic are used to identify which…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Educational Theories, Special Needs Students, Communication Skills
De Vera, Jovila S.; De Vera, Presley V. – Online Submission, 2018
This study employed descriptive and inferential methods to determine, characterize and analyze the oral communication skills in English of Grade 11 HUMSS (Humanities and Social Sciences) students. The students' level of performance along the said skills is measured using two indicators, i.e. "listening skills" and "speaking…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Humanities
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Sterling, Eleanor; Bravo, Adriana; Porzecanski, Ana Luz; Burks, Romi L.; Linder, Joshua; Langen, Tom; Fernandez, Denny; Ruby, Douglas; Bynum, Nora – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
In this study, conservation biology faculty and practitioners from across the United States designed classroom exercises and teaching interventions intended to bolster oral communication skills. Through repeated oral presentation assignments integrated into course requirements, the authors examined individual student learning gains via…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Oral Communication Method, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Amiri, Fatemeh; Puteh, Marlia – English Language Teaching, 2018
Communication apprehension has been identified as a major factor which inhibits an individual's willingness to communicate and his/her ability to develop effective communication skills. While many prior studies have investigated oral communication apprehension among undergraduate students, there has been little research exploring this phenomenon…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, English (Second Language)
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Vrchota, Denise Ann – Journal of Food Science Education, 2015
Food science researchers have pronounced the Institute of Food Technologists Success Skills to be the most important competency mastered by graduates entering the work force. Much of the content and outcomes of the Success Skills pertains to oral communication skills of public speaking and interpersonal and group communication. This qualitative…
Descriptors: Food, Competence, Job Skills, Communication Skills
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Mineart, Kenneth P.; Cooper, Matthew E. – Chemical Engineering Education, 2016
This study describes the use of guided self-reflection and peer feedback activities to improve student oral communication in a large ChE class (n ~ 100) setting. Student performance tracked throughout an experimental semester indicated both reflection activities accelerated improvement in oral communication over control; student perception of the…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Reflection, Speech Communication, Feedback (Response)
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Domagala-Zysk, Ewa; Podlewska, Anna – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2019
The aim of this paper is to analyse oral communication strategies in English as a foreign language (EFL) of deaf and hard of hard-of-hearing (D/HH) students. The paper is based on an action research case study concerning oral communication strategies of this group of students with special educational needs. The results demonstrate that when they…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Oral Communication Method
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Corder, Jessica; Irlbeck, Erica – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The agricultural communications academic discipline has existed for more than 100 years. In that time, approximately 40 academic programs nationwide have formed in some capacity to prepare students for success in the classroom and the workplace after graduation. In the past 25 years, numerous studies relating to the skills, abilities and knowledge…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Agricultural Education, Education Work Relationship, Job Skills
Won, Yongkook – ProQuest LLC, 2019
Despite the benefits of performance-based oral communication tests, a plethora of variables, as illustrated in Ockey and Li's (2015) model of oral communication assessment, can create construct-irrelevant variance in test scores. In relation to human participants in the oral communication tests, previous studies mostly focused on the direct effect…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kuen, Gan Lai; Rafik-Galea, Shameem; Heng, Chan Swee – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2017
This study investigates the use of oral communication strategy instruction on English as a Second Language (ESL) learners' oral communicative performance and their strategic competence. The treatment involved 12 weeks of training using oral communication strategies such as circumlocution, appeal for help, clarification request, fillers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral Language, Communication Skills, English (Second Language)
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Young, Eric H.; West, Rick E. – The EUROCALL Review, 2016
Classroom instruction provides a limited amount of quality speaking practice for language learners. Asynchronous multimedia-based oral communication is one way to provide learners with quality speaking practice outside of class. Asynchronous multimedia-based oral communication helps learners develop presentational speaking skills and raise their…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Oral Language, Computer Mediated Communication, Teaching Methods
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Zhou, Nan – Higher Education Studies, 2020
Through a theoretical framework that builds on the Community of Practice construct and the concepts of identity negotiation, imagined identity and investment, this case study examines how one English-as-a-foreign-language student negotiated the identity as an English learner in the Chinese university classroom setting. Then the extent that the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, English (Second Language)
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Crawford, Garland L.; Kloepper, Kathryn D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
The teaching lab is an important component of training and developing undergraduate chemistry students. The lab provides a complex teaching environment where faculty address a number of student-centered goals, including the development of technical proficiency, demonstrations of theoretical concepts, promotion of teamwork, and modeling of data…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods, Science Laboratories, Chemistry
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