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Senior High School Core Subject: Oral Communication

Oral Communication is one of the core subjects of the senior high school curriculum. Some examples of the things that you will learn from taking this subject include:

  • Nature and Elements of Communication
    • Definition
    • The Process of Communication
    • Communication Models
    • Five Elements of Communication
    • Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
    • Effective Communication Skills
    • Intercultural Communication
  • Functions Of Communication
    • Regulation/Control
    • Social Interaction
    • Motivation
    • Information
    • Emotional Expression
  • Communicative Competence
  • Strategies In Various Speech Situations
    • Types of Speech context
    • Intrapersonal
    • Interpersonal
      • Dyad
      • Small group
      • Public
    • Types of Speech Style
      • Intimate
      • Casual
      • Consultative
      • Formal
      • Frozen
    • Types of Speech Act
      • Locution (Utterance)
      • Illocution (Intention)
      • Perlocution (Response)
    • Types of Communicative Strategy
      • Nomination
      • Restriction
      • Turn-taking
      • Topic control
      • Topic shifting
      • Repair
      • Termination
  • Types of Speeches
    • According to purpose
      • Expository/Informative Speech
      • Persuasive Speech
      • Entertainment Speech
    • According to delivery
      • Reading from a manuscript
      • Memorized Speech
      • Impromptu Speech
      • Extemporaneous Speech
    • Principles of Speech Writing
      • Choosing the Topic
      • Analyzing the Audience
      • Sourcing the Information
      • Outlining and Organizing the Speech Contents
    • Principles of Speech Delivery

While studying, you will also be asked to demonstrate what you have learned by participating in class activities that may include the following:

    • Explaining the nature and process of communication
    • Differentiating the various models of communication
    • Exhibiting appropriate verbal and nonverbal behavior based on a given context
    • Writing speeches based on the principles of speech writing
    • Delivering speeches based on the principles of effective speech delivery
    • Evaluating speakers and the way they deliver speeches

These examples only cover the scope of the core subjects. For the scope of the contextualized and specialized subjects, please refer to their respective lists.

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