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A Guide to the Basic Course for ESL Students

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780534567798

ISBN10:
0534567797
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/12/2001
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning

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Summary

This item is designed to assist non-native English speakers. Features include FAQs, helpful URLs, strategies for accent management, and tips for overcoming speech apprehension.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
1(2)
Introduction
1(2)
Chapter 2
3(21)
What ESL Students Find Most Difficult About the Basic Communication Course
3(21)
Language Difficulties in the Basic Communication Course
3(2)
Cultural Barriers in the Basic Communication Course
5(1)
The Basic Communication Course and Cultural Identity: A Matter or Choice
6(1)
Accent Management
7(3)
Pronunciation
10(1)
Listening in the Basic Communication Course
10(2)
Strategies for Improving Listening Comprehension
12(1)
Presenting a Speech in the Basic Communication Course
13(1)
Strategies for Overcoming Linguistic Difficulties in Presenting Speeches
14(1)
Lack of Cultural Knowledge about Public Speaking
15(1)
Strategies for Overcoming Difficulties in Public Speaking Due to Lack of Cultural Knowledge
15(3)
Communication Apprehension
18(1)
Strategies for Succeeding in Other Aspects of the Basic Communication Course
19(5)
Chapter 3
24(16)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
24(1)
What is expected of me when I present a speech? (See pp. 18-22)
24(2)
How can I overcome my language difficulties? (See pp. 8-16)
26(1)
How can focusing on key words can help my speech?
27(1)
How does clear organization of my ideas affect my speech? (See pp. 20-22, Activity 6, 7, 9, 10, 11)
28(1)
What is nonverbal communication, and how can it help me to present my speech effectively?
28(1)
How can visual aids help me to present my speech?
28(1)
How can getting feedback help my speech? (See p. 19, Activity 12, 13, 14, 15)
28(1)
Why is practice especially useful for ESL students? (See p. 18-20, Activity 12, 13)
29(1)
Does speaking well in English mean the same thing as not having an accent? (See pp. 12-15)
29(1)
How can I overcome my language difficulties in everyday classroom interactions? (See pp. 24-28, Activity 16)
30(1)
What is communication apprehension, and how can I overcome it? (See p. 24)
31(1)
What are some common mistakes of ESL students enrolled in the basic communication course?
32(2)
What are some guidelines that speech instructors suggest, especially for ESL students? (See pp. 24-28, Activity 1, 9, 10, 11, 12)
34(3)
What else can I do to succeed in the basic communication course? (See pp. 24-28)
37(3)
Chapter 4
40(4)
Resources for ESL Students
40(4)
List of Useful URLs
40(1)
Other Useful Resources on Campus, In My Community, and On the Internet
41(1)
Books and Articles
42(2)
Chapter 5
44(37)
Activities That Can Help ESL Students in Basic Course Assignments
44(37)
Identifying Plagiarism
45(2)
Topic Selection for ESL Students
47(1)
Environmental Analysis
48(2)
Audience Demographic Analysis
50(2)
Audience Interest, Knowledge, and Attitude Analysis
52(1)
Outline Critique and Analysis
53(4)
Creating an Outline
57(2)
Ways to Enhance Your Credibility
59(1)
Identifying Organizational Patterns
60(2)
Identifying Cultural Rhetorical Patterns
62(2)
Matching Organizational Patterns
64(2)
Speech Practice: Self-evaluations
66(3)
Getting Feedback During a Practice Session
69(5)
Peer Evaluations for the Speech Day
74(3)
Post Speech Analysis
77(2)
Identifying Small Group Turn-taking Cues in U.S. Cultural Context
79(2)
Refrences 81(2)
Index 83


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