21st Century Communications: Listening, Speaking and Critical Thinking

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21st Century Communication uses powerful ideas from TED Talks to teach students to think critically and communicate effectively. Through authentic models of effective communication, students build fluency in the listening and speaking skills needed to achieve academic and personal success.

  • TED Talks are used to develop essential 21st century skills, including critical thinking, collaboration, and visual literacy.
  • Speaking, pronunciation, and presentation skills, inspired by TED speakers, prepare learners to speak confidently in any situation.
  • Extended listening based on real-world situations and TED Talks provide listening and note-taking practice.
  • Online Workbooks include the entire audio and video program, and automatically graded language practice activities – ideal for both hybrid and blended courses.