Interpersonal Communication Teacher Resources
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Students examine and practice different types of interpersonal communication. They encounter how to greet people and say good-by in interpreting formal and informal settings (with proper vocabulary).
Pupils define interpersonal communication, and define the stages of interpersonal relationships. They discuss interpersonal needs and the influences of cultural environments on this type of communication. Additionally, they define self-concept, perception and self-disclosure. Scholars will learn to recognize the five types of destructive patterns of communication.
Students explore various ways to express likes, dislikes, feelings, and emotions when communicating between people. They model these ways via pictures of food, weather, music, sports, cars, etc.
Analyze community issues and design a theme-based project to meet community needs. They plan, set goals, problem solve, make decisions, and practice interpersonal communication while working on this project. They develop a timeline for activities in the project and set a date for implementation of the community service project.
Students build interpersonal skills by participating in a mock interview. In this interviewing for a job instructional activity, students find potential job opportunities, apply, and write a resume and cover letter in preparation for a job interview. Students then participate in a mock interview which will be evaluated and discussed.
Your little learners listen to the story Chicken Little in order to explain how behavior affects interpersonal communication. They engage in a class discussion to determine the differences between truth and gossip.
Eleventh graders brainstorm controversial themes of Spanish-speaking countries. They read articles written in Spanish. They discuss the articles, practicing their Spanish speaking skills. Students conduct research and design a presentation about one of the themes from above.
Here is a fun way for your upper graders to gain self-awareness. They identify and demonstrate how to utilize personality types to improve interpersonal communication. In addition, this exercise helps the high schoolers with their career choices in the future.
Students are introduced to the French language. Individually, they are given an index card in which they fill out their information and then introduce themselves to their classmates using key phrases. They also identify their family members and what types of housing they reside in. In groups, they review the numbers and the alphabet.
Students role play proper greetings and etiquette in formal and informal work and social situations. Students compare and contrast introductions and conversational conventions in their native country and in the United States by writing an essay.
Students discuss basic interpersonal communication with coworkers and new vocabulary words. They role play new situations and then play a cooperation and positive attitude in the work place game.
Students identify and practice the skills necessary for effective communication including reading, listening, and non-verbal. They read aloud and discuss, "They Water Closet Story" to determine which characters did not adequately communicate to create misunderstandings.
Eleventh graders practice asking for directions in Spanish. They review vocabulary words and read a dialog in their Spanish book. Given a scenario and a map, they practice asking and giving directions to specified locations.
Students demonstrate how to say no to gambling. In this addiction prevention lesson, students define gambling and categories of gamblers, then practice saying no to gambling. Then, students work in small groups to role-play a gambling scenario for the class.
Students investigate the typical French Middle School student to find out more information about a typical day at school. The day is compared to a day in the life of an American in middle school. The exercise increases cultural awareness as well as communication skills.
Students, after reviewing a variety of vocabulary terms, examine how interpersonal communication effects cultures everywhere. They analyze how to respond and give polite expressions to others in conversations.
Students discuss the different components of culture. In this values lesson, students create a new language that their group must be able to speak. They share what they have learned from this experience.
Students, after reviewing daily the vocabulary words on the board, practice using appropriate greetings during introductions and farewells. They stress grammatical emphasis on subject pronouns with each greeting. In addition, they realize that making a good first impression is vital.
Students examine vocabulary words pertaining to the physical and personal characteristics of self, family, and others. They pronounce the vocabulary words and determine comparative adjectives for the words that are polite. They write sentences describing and comparing students using these adjectives.
High schoolers, who may soon be entering the workplace, read and discuss a case study in which a business service representative has an unpleasant confrontation with a customer that results in a lost sale. Groups review three questions about how things might have gone differently. Role-play various customer service interactions to bring home the necessity of strong interpersonal communication skills.