By Barbara Liang, Andrea Krabbe
Learners read about nonverbal communication. In a drag-and-drop exercise, they evaluate photos of people interacting and determine if the behaviors shown interfere with communication or enhance it.
Homophones: To, Too, Two
By Nancy McFadden
In this learning activity you'll review definitions of To, Too, and Two and complete practice sentences.
The Five Pillars of Islam
By Virginia Kirsch
In this learning activity you'll review the five Muslim beliefs.
Transactional Communication Model: Assessment Activity
By Mary Brignall
In this learning activity you'll outline a conversation using the transactional communication model.
Organization: The Second Stage in the Perception Process
The student will read a mini-lecture explaining the organization stage in the perception process and will complete an activity.
A Listening Improvement Plan
By Dr. Cynthia Ellenbecker
In this learning activity you'll produce a personal listening improvement plan based on good listening techniques.
Listening for Details Self-Assessment
In this learning activity you'll use active listening skills to answer 10 questions based on a story.
The Writing Process
By Terri Langan
By the end of this activity you'll be able to explain the different parts of the basic writing process.
Mechanism / Ballpoint Pen
In this learning activity you can practice writing a technical descriptions of a pen.
Mechanism Description: Can Opener
By Bev Paulick
In this learning activity you'll write a description of a can opener.
By Pamela West
The student sees a list of 30 of the most often misspelled words used in business. In one exercise, the student listens to each word and then keys in the spelling of that word. In the next exercise, the student matches synonyms.
Subject- Verb Agreement - Exercise 2
By Rosie Bunnow
In this learning activity you'll complete exercises matching subjects and verbs in number.
Plural Nouns - Ordinary Spellings
By SWTC Communication Department
Students review the rule for pluralizing most nouns. They then complete an exercise.
Determining the Specific Purpose of Your Speech
By Dr. Rose Marie Mastricola
In this learning activity you'll review the general principles speakers use to create a specific purpose statement.
Double Trouble With Listening
By Therese Nemec
Learn about the seven common barriers of listening and evaluate a conversation using the barriers.
Overcoming Barriers to Critical Thinking: Being Human
The learner will identify ways to overcome barriers to critical thinking and problem-solving including false memories, personal biases and prejudices, and physical and emotional hindrances.
Communication: Identifying Active and Passive Voice
By Elizabeth Jones
The learner will identify active and passive voice and distinguish between the two.
Possessive Practice: Self-Check
By Claudia Zins
In this learning activity you'll practice using possessive nouns.
How to Listen Better
By Barbara Liang
The learner reads a description of what it means to listen respectively. He or she then writes a brief action plan for becoming a better listener.
Barriers to Critical Thinking: Basic Human Limitations
Learners examine seven basic human limitations that prevent people from seeing or understanding the world with total clarity. In an interactive exercise, learners identify ways to overcome those barriers to critical thinking.
Using "Borrow" and "Lend" Correctly
By Joan Hoffmann
In this learning activity you'll review the usage of "borrow" and "lend."
Prepositions: In, On, and At
By Lori Sween
Learners read the definitions of the prepositions "in," "on," and "at" and view examples of how these words are used. They then complete an exercise by inserting the prepositions into sentences.
Communicating with Respect and Acceptance
By Kedron Wiersgalla
In this learning activity you'll use critical thinking, personal opinions, and experiences to develop responses regarding communicating respectfully.
Male or Female? Gender and Communication Tendencies
By Kathy Henning
In this learning activity you'll explore communication tendencies from a list and identifies them as typically “male” and “female”.
Brainstorming for a Speech
In this learning activity you'll brainstorm and compose a list of speech topics.