Workshop:  Holistic Approaches to Oral Communication

Course ID - CTD0454-1

Short Title:  Holistic Approaches

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:   ESL & Foreign Languages, Community      Education, and REVEST
Length of Workshop:    1.5 hours
Prerequisite none

Textbook author and Houghton-Mifflin ESL Specialist, Joann Kozyrev will present "Holistic Approaches to Oral Communication Skills."  Oral Communication is comprised of many interconnected elements, such as conversational fluency, grammatical accuracy, and clear pronunciation.  Although they sometimes operate separately, these skills are all inherently related.  This
workshop will engage participants in the development of useful pedagogical strategies for teaching oral communication skills.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Professional Development Credit.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how listening, speaking, accuracy, and fluency work together to form the whole that is oral communication
  •  Know how to provide students with a framework to build both fluency and accuracy in their listening and speaking skills
  • Understand how to completely integrate listening, speaking and pronunciation practice
  • Maintain flexibility in oral communication skills instructional techniques to accommodate students'  varying needs and interests

This workshop is appropriate for all full and part-time instructors of English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Vocational English as a Second Language ((VESL), and non-credit English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.
It will be presented in partnership with Houghton-Mifflin Publishing.  Houghton-Mifflin will be responsible for contracting the workshop facilitator.



Reference #






Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0454-1
Course Title: Holistic Communication
Reference # - see table 

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