ISBN-10:
1457654237
ISBN-13:
9781457654237
Pub. Date:
09/05/2014
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
ESL Students in the Public Speaking Classroom: A Guide for Instructors / Edition 2

ESL Students in the Public Speaking Classroom: A Guide for Instructors / Edition 2

by Robbin Crabtree, David Alan Sapp

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Overview

With insights about the variety of non-native English-speaking students (including speakers of global English varieties), ESL Students in the Public Speaking Classroom shares practical techniques to help these students succeed in their assignments alongside ideas for leveraging this cultural asset for the education for all students in the public speaking classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781457654237
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 09/05/2014
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Robbin Crabtree received her M.A. and Ph.D. in speech communication from the University of Minnesota. She is Professor of Communication at Fairfield University in Connecticut, where she serves as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. She has also served on the faculties of DePauw University, New Mexico State University, the Universidade de Santa Catarina, Brazil, and St. Louis University in Madrid, Spain. Dr. Crabtree teaches courses in international, intercultural, and development communication, and has been teaching public speaking since 1984. She has conducted research in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Cuba, India, Kenya, Brazil, Spain, and along the U.S.-Mexico border, with a particular interest in participatory and action research methods. Her work has been published in several national and international journals.

David Alan Sapp earned his Ph.D. in rhetoric from New Mexico State University. He is Professor of English at Fairfield University in Connecticut, where he serves as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Sapp is a workplace communication specialist and currently serves as associate editor of the journal Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization. His research has appeared in numerous scholarly venues including Journal of Business and Technical Communication; Communication Education, Technical Communication Quarterly, Journal of Studies in International Education, and Business Communication Quarterly. His co-edited volume, Feminist Pedagogy: Looking Back to Move Forward, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2009.

 

Table of Contents



Preface

About the Authors 

1. LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY IN TODAYS PUBLIC SPEAKING CLASSROOM

The ESL College Student

International Students

U.S. Linguistic Minorities

Exchange Students

Learning Styles

Visual vs. Auditory Learners

Memorizers vs. Problem Solvers

Acquirers vs. Non-Acquirers

Introverts vs. Extroverts

Accommodating the Speech Class to ESL Students

Using Media and Technology

Lecture Style

Class Discussion

Small-Group Work

Office Hours

Initial Language Assessment

Classroom Activities

 

2. CULTURAL ASSUMPTIONS AND EXPECTATIONS

Expectations for Teachers

Differences in Nonverbal Communication

Formality

Time Orientation

Eye Behavior

Attire

Personal Space and Touch

Cultural Differences in Learning and Cognitive Styles

Direct vs. Indirect Communication

Field Dependency and Independency

Tolerance of Ambiguity

Reflectivity/Impulsivity

Academic Honesty and Integrity

Conclusion

Classroom Activities

 

3. IMPROVING COMPREHENSIBILITY OF SPEECH

Pronunciation

Vowels

Consonants

Articulation

Aspiration

Voicing

Sentence and Word Stress

Sentence Stress

Word Stress

Syntax

Pronouns

Verbs

Idiom, Slang and Jargon

Speech Rate

Classroom Activities

 

4. PLANNING THE SPEECH

A Crosscultural View of Rhetoric

Setting Up the Rhetorical Situation

Choosing a Topic

Researching the Speech

Crosscultural Rhetorical Conventions

Classroom Activities

 

 5. PRACTICING THE SPEECH

Compensatory Strategies

Linguistic Self-Awareness

Directed Feedback

Preparation of Speaking Notes

Practice for Fluency

Style and Attitude

Classroom Activities

 

6. DELIVERING THE SPEECH

Public Speaking Style

Nonverbal Behavior in Public Speaking

Paralinguistic Factors in Delivery

Eye Contact

Facial Expressions and Body Movement

Use of Visual Aids

Audience Comportment

Classroom Activities

 

7. TECHNOLOGY: AN INTEGRATED APPROACH

Using Technology to Achieve Confidence and Competence

Accent Reduction Strategies

Self-Reflection and Revision

Old Techniques, New Applications

Visual Rhetorics

Challenges for Linguistically Diverse Students

Access and Experience

Peer Review and Collaboration

Classroom Activities

 

8. THE COMMUNITY-ENGAGED PUBLIC SPEAKING COURSE

Civic and Community Engagement in Public Speaking Courses

Effective Community Engagement

Community-Engaged Speeches

Challenges and Opportunities for Linguistically Diverse Students

Reflecting on Cultural Meanings of Service and Civic Engagement

Cultural Meanings of Service

Intersections of Language with Race, Class, Gender

Creating Effective Assignments

Working with Community Partners

Leveraging Linguistic Diversity

Tailoring Assignments to Diverse Student Classrooms

Alternative Assignments

Classroom Activities

 

CONCLUSION

APPENDIX: SELECTED SCHOLARSHIP

INDEX

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