Effective communication is a key interpersonal skill and learning how we can improve our communication has many benefits. Many jobs require strong communication skills and people with good communication skills usually enjoy better interpersonal relationships with friends and family.
We must first understand that communication is a two way process, so improving communication involves both how we send and receive messages. Based on this, to communicate effectively means we must learn to listen, which is perhaps among the more difficult of skills to acquire.
Our Communication Skills course is designed to help students improve their ability to communication effectively overall. Yet becoming a good communicator is a universal skill, and as such, the techniques students will be exposed to in our course aren’t just limited to English; the same rules apply for any language.
Students will experience a variety of proven communication methods such as the use of empathy, encouragement, and humor in their interactions, how body language and other non-verbal cues can help us get our message across more effectively, whether during one-to-one conversation or engaging in group discussion. Coursework and materials will include initial student assessment, extensive student-teacher dialogue, video tutorials, and various assigned projects that culminate in themed debates and oral presentations.
Each course is typically scheduled in two-hour sessions, but can be flexible based on student’s needs and instructor’s schedule. The complete program includes eight sessions and 16 hours total. Beyond that, the amount of recommended training is based on instructor’s assessment of student’s progress and availability of student. For students who are already proficient communicators or pressed for time and have a greater need for learning interview skills, we also have a condensed four-session version of our course focused just on interview preparation.
*Please note: Instruction methods and timelines may vary based on student availability, service requested, and instructor assessment of student progress.
Within this framework there is a strong focus on interview preparation techniques. During the latter half of the program, students will turn their attention to the admission interview. They will learn more about their prospective schools or universities, participate in practice interview sessions, develop greater self-awareness, and generate enthusiasm—all essential for success!
The interview is an opportunity for students to discuss special interests and accomplishments, and for an interviewer to determine whether the school is a good match for the student. Interviewing for private school or college admission can be daunting, but with the right guidance and proper preparation, you’ll boost your confidence and be ready to shine!
Students should relax and be “themselves.” This is their chance to share information about who they are, what they are interested in, and what they have to offer!