Course title:
Developing Verbal Communication Skills
Tutor:
Reshma Ladva
Course ID:
C2346856
Start date:
21/01/2022
End date:
07/04/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 21 Jan 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Thu 27 Jan 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Thu 03 Feb 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Thu 10 Feb 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Thu 17 Feb 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Thu 24 Feb 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Thu 03 Mar 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Thu 10 Mar 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Thu 24 Mar 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Thu 31 Mar 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Thu 07 Apr 2022 12:15 PM - 14:15 PM 2
Total sessions: 11
Total number of classroom hours: 22
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 22
Date
Fri 21 Jan 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 27 Jan 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 03 Feb 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 10 Feb 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 17 Feb 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 24 Feb 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 03 Mar 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 10 Mar 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 24 Mar 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 31 Mar 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Thu 07 Apr 2022
Times
12:15 PM - 14:15 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
11
Total number of classroom hours:
22
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
22
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Al Furqan Centre
1 Kamloops Crescent
Leicester
LE1 2HX
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Entry 3 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£0.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
N/A
Course aim:
This course will examine characteristics of an effective communicator, how speech can be adapted to differing situations and how verbal communication can be tailored to influence you in achieving your preferred outcome.
Course description:
Communication is a skill which you can develop and improve and this course will take you on a journey to refine your skills resulting in making a positive impact to yourself and others around you in a professional and personal context. You will develop an awareness of how to positively communicate face to face and virtually, gain an understanding of how to control your communication skills in order to be more effective, recognise different behavioural styles, appreciate the need of verbal adaptability and understand how to adjust your verbal communication style to interact successfully with others. You will gain an understanding of communication errors and how to prevent them. This course is targeted at learners who want to maximise the impact of their communication skills so that they are able to reach their full potential and work towards achieving their aspirations and goals in a work/non-work environment.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Name and recognise from a given list at least three everyday barriers to effective communication and identify at least three ways of how you can overcome them.
2. Be able to in at least one sentence explain the term 'code switching' and it's impact, provide at least two examples of when you 'code switch'. Identify own speech pattern, review and reflect, suggest at least two changes that you can make, trial the changes within a given time frame and review, share your findings with your peers.
3. You will be able to give at least three examples of how to demonstrate active listening. You can further extend by demonstrating active listening skills.
4. Be able to identify and apply at least two effective verbal communication strategies and techniques in a range of given simulated situations.
5. You will be able to explain in at least one/two sentences what unconscious communication is and how this can impact on your verbal communication style and it's impact in a professional/personal context.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk