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EDU 3106

LECTURE 6:
TEACHERs
COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Prepared by:
Cindy Ho Lai Peng
Kasthuri A/P Suppiah
Saraniah A/P Kalidasan
Vhinahshini A/p Visvanathan
Tesl D
Communication is the KEY
to getting co-operation with your students.
that allows us to feel understood.
for resolving conflicts between teachers and students.
to let students know what your needs are and how best to meet
those needs.
to fewer conflicts in the classroom and in the playground.
to building self-confidence and self-esteem.
to feeling listened to by your students.
to mutual respect in the classroom.
to less resistance and more cooperation.
to everyone feeling safe to be themselves.
to having more fun in the classroom.

6.1 Importance Of
Communication Skills To Teacher
Instructor
Educator
Catalyst for change
Leader
Agent of social relationship
Moderator

6.2 Element In Communication
Skills
6.2.1. Listening skill
Active and reflective listening involves
verification of the information received.
These conditions ensure that the
recipient understands what the speakers
is talking about.

2. Getting Audiences Attention
A good communicator will not make
his/her listeners bored by his/her
talk. In fact, people will follow and
listen to the message with great
interest.

6.3 Oral communication skills
Verbal communication is important to
the education students receive.
More than a way of communication.
If you are having trouble managing your
classroom, you may want to consider
vocal lessons. The way you enunciate and
pronounce words might influence
whether students take your words
seriously.
6.4 Oral Skills Of Teacher In
The Culturally Friendly
Classroom
6.4.1 Pronunciation
6.4.2 Clear and Structured
6.4.3 Intonation

6.5 Non-verbal communication
skills
Non-verbal communication (body language,
paralinguistics) has been a focus of attention
for some time in areas such as the refinement
of presentation skills, developing social skills,
and even as a realistic alternative to the lie-
detector test.

non-verbal communication as a complement to
spoken language, though recent trends in neuro
linguistic programming regarding mirroring and
parallel body language have filtered into current
research and practice.
Types of nonverbal communication
and body language
Facial expressions
The human face is extremely expressive, able to express
countless emotions without saying a word. And unlike some
forms of nonverbal communication, facial expressions are
universal. The facial expressions for happiness, sadness,
anger, surprise, fear, and disgust are the same across
cultures.

Body movements and posture
Consider how your perceptions of people are affected by
the way they sit, walk, stand up, or hold their head. The
way you move and carry yourself communicates a wealth of
information to the world. This type of nonverbal
communication includes your posture, bearing, stance, and
subtle movements.
Gestures
Gestures are woven into the fabric of our daily
lives. We wave, point, beckon, and use our hands
when were arguing or speaking animatedly
expressing ourselves with gestures often without
thinking. However, the meaning of gestures can be
very different across cultures and regions, so its
important to be careful to avoid misinterpretation.

Eye contact
Since the visual sense is dominant for most people,
eye contact is an especially important type of
nonverbal communication. The way you look at
someone can communicate many things, including
interest, affection, hostility, or attraction. Eye
contact is also important in maintaining the flow of
conversation and for gauging the other persons
response.
Touch
We communicate a great deal through touch. Think about the
messages given by the following: a weak handshake, a timid tap
on the shoulder, a warm bear hug, a reassuring slap on the back,
a patronizing pat on the head, or a controlling grip on your arm.

Space
Have you ever felt uncomfortable during a conversation because
the other person was standing too close and invading your space?
We all have a need for physical space, although that need
differs depending on the culture, the situation, and the
closeness of the relationship. You can use physical space to
communicate many different nonverbal messages, including
signals of intimacy and affection, aggression or dominance.

Voice
Its not just what you say, its how you say it. When we speak,
other people read our voices in addition to listening to our
words. Things they pay attention to include your timing and pace,
how loud you speak, your tone and inflection, and sounds that
convey understanding, such as ahh and uh-huh. Think about
how someone's tone of voice, for example, can indicate sarcasm,
anger, affection, or confidence.
Message Through Symbols and
Artifacts
Teachers must understand the meaning of
symbols used in an ethnic community.
Clothing is a form of non-verbal
communication. The clothing worn can also
carry specific meaning or message.
Message Through Music and Sounds
different sounds and music played during
certain occasions will bring different
meanings to different ethnic groups.

6.6 Language style
Vocabulary consisting of main words,
concrete nouns, verbs and adjectives.
Number of vocabulary are less that
can be used by children compared to
an adult.
Sentence structure consisting of an
active singular structure.
Symbolic flowery language and
implicit language are not in use.

6.7 Politeness in communication
6.7.1 Teachers and etiquette
Teachers must be aware of the taboos
of different ethnic groups.
Teachers must also be able to manage
himself, exhibit politeness and should
be practiced.

Teachers should master politeness in
using language such as selection of
word, using proper phrases, speaking
in the correct context and using
grammatically correct sentences.
Teachers need to be a role model as
good language users and do not allow
children use incorrect language.
Teachers need to know the language
style and strategies used in
accordance to the context and
situation.
Teachers' ability to use polite language,
selection prompt and effective words,
soft voice intonation, and good eye
contact will enable teachers to handle
students well.
Facial expression in politeness should
be used by the teacher in ensuring
effective communication.

Don't wave a "hi" in Greece.

References
http://www.only-effective-
communication-
skills.com/communication-skills-for-
teachers.html
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/eq6
_nonverbal_communication.htm