Communication Techniques / Speech

The American Business School Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Communication Techniques / Speech

  • Host University

    The American Business School Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    Communication Studies, English

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This is a highly participative course helping students to assess and improve their own communication competencies. Students will explore different techniques for public speaking and presentations in a variety of situations.

    The course will draw on role plays, debates, speeches, presentations, aural & video analysis, mime & drama, and listening techniques, in order for students to gain an insight into the diversity, depth and sophistication required in effective communication and public speaking. Students will get plenty of opportunity to apply and acquire confidence with the skills and techniques by working individually and in teams.

    The class draws heavily on the student?s involvement and participation as the learning process is cumulative. Therefore, a 100 % class attendance is mandatory.

    Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
    - Make communication anxiety work for you and not against you.
    - Develop an awareness of your voice to enhance your speeches and presentations (breathing, intonation, inflexion, and vocal colour.)
    - Understand and apply effective non verbal communication.
    - Conduct genuine and serious research on a number of different topics.
    - Organise your ideas and research into clear, coherent and engaging arguments.
    - Deliver a speech/presentation conversationally and authoritatively.
    - Develop and present: personal, informative, persuasive and ceremonial speeches.
    - Construct and present effective arguments in debates.
    - Utilise critical listening skills.
    - Analyse and critique your own speeches and those of others.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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