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Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers

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Teachers and trainers - Learn how to improve your verbal and non-verbal communication techniques to improve your teaching in the classroom.

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Communication in classrooms is more complex and unpredictable than in many other situations. As a teacher, understanding the unique features and functions of communication in the classroom is very important.

This course will help you to discover these functions, and how they impact on each individual in the classroom. It will teach you how classroom communication serves a mixture of three purposes at once: content talk, procedural talk, and behavior control talk. Learn how to recognize different elements of communication, not only the verbal but also the non-verbal and the unintended. Understand that to be effective in non-verbal communication you should know how to measure the correct eye-contact length, social distance and wait time.

This course will teach you about the register in a classroom and how to use it in a way that is most beneficial to students’ thinking. Discover the four main structures of participation in teaching, how they influence communication, and some of the the advantages and disadvantages to each.
This course will be of great interest to teachers and trainers who wish to improve their communication within the learning environment.

After completing this course the learner will be able to:


  • Identify and correctly make use of the different functions which communication serves in the classroom;
  • Effectively use and understand verbal and non-verbal communication;
  • Identify and describe the four main participation structures that guide communication in ways expected by the class, including their advantages and disadvantages;
  • Use communication in the classroom to stimulate students’ thinking;
  • Identify the differences between how a teacher uses communication and how a student uses communication.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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