Effective Communication Techniques

Erasmus+ KA-1 Course -

Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers

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Course Description

Communication in classrooms is more complex and unpredictable than in many other situations. As a teacher, understanding the unique features and functions of communication in the classroom is very important. This course will help you to discover these functions, and how they impact on each individual in the classroom. It will teach you how classroom communication serves a mixture of three purposes at once: content talk, procedural talk, and behavior control talk. Learn how to recognize different elements of communication, not only the verbal but also the non-verbal and the unintended. Understand that to be effective in non-verbal communication you should know how to measure the correct eye-contact length, social distance and wait time. This online course will teach you about the register in a classroom and how to use it in a way that is most beneficial to students’ thinking. Discover the four main structures of participation in teaching, how they influence communication, and some of the the advantages and disadvantages to each. This course will be of great interest to teachers and trainers who wish to improve their communication within the learning environment.

Target groups

Teachers (Preschool, primary, Secondary, vocational, adult, special needs), teacher trainers, educational guides and counselors, head teachers/ managers of schools, adult education professionals, parents, other interested person

Course Programme:

DAY 1: Module 1: Communication in the Classroom

Communication in the Classroom - Learning Outcomes

Introduction to Communication in the Classroom

Functions of Talk

Types of Communication

How Teachers Talk

How Students Talk

Communication in the Classroom - Summary

DAY 2: Module 2: Effective Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication

Effective Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication - Learning Outcomes

Effective Verbal Communication – Content, Procedural and Control Talk

Effective Non-Verbal Communication – Eye Contact

Effective Non-Verbal Communication – Wait Time and Social Distance

Effective Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication - Summary

DAY 3: School Visit and discusssing about their experinces on topic

DAY 4: Module 3: Structure of Participation

Structure of Participation - Learning Outcomes

Effects on CommunicationStart Topic

LectureStart Topic

Questions and AnswersStart Topic

Classroom DiscussionStart Topic

Group WorkStart Topic

Structure of Participation - Summary

DAY 5: Module 4: Using Classroom Talk to Stimulate Students’ Thinking

Why Using Classroom Talk is Important

Probing for Learner Understanding

Helping Students to Articulate their Ideas and Thinking

Promoting Academic Risk-Taking and Problem-Solving

Promoting a Caring Community

Using Classroom Talk to Stimulate Students’ Thinking - Summary

DAY 6: Drama for Effective Communication

DAY 7: Module 5: Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers Assessment


After completing this course the learner will be able to:

- Identify and correctly make use of the different functions which communication serves in the classroom;
- Effectively use and understand verbal and non-verbal communication;
- Identify and describe the four main participation structures that guide communication in ways expected by the class, including their advantages and disadvantages;
- Use communication in the classroom to stimulate students’ thinking;
- Identify the differences between how a teacher uses communication and how a student uses communication;

Financial conditions - Fee

  • The course fee – 600 € for a 7 days course. Amount includes preparation for the course, tuition, training materials, administration costs, organizational costs, half-day excursion and VAT. (Without travel)
  • We can provide you very nice and comfortable hotels. All expenses is covered by EU in Erasmus+ School and Erasmus+ Adult project.
  • We can organise extra cultural activities.

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