Speech & Foreign Languages


Speech

NCTC's Speech courses focus on the most relevant forms of communication beginning with studies in the theories and practice of communication in interpersonal, small group, and public speaking.

Public Speaking focuses on the process of oral communication and its relation to communication with an emphasis on extemporaneous speaking in both individual and group formats.

Interpersonal Communication introduces communication concepts and provides speech interaction in one-to-one and small group situations. Interpersonal communication helps students understand how to address communication barriers and promote conflict resolution, necessary for leadership and decision-making. The course also emphasizes interpersonal perception and listening skills related to self-concept.

Business and Professional Communication studies the theory and practice of speech communication in the workplace.  Emphasis is placed on interpersonal communication, technique, leadership strategies, small group communication, and conflict management. The course also teaches students the skills necessary to conduct successful interviews, build teams, problem solve, and give formal presentations.

Foreign Language

Foreign language courses at North Central Texas College teach language learners international varieties of each language to meet two goals: Developing students’ linguistic ability and fostering cultural awareness and appreciation to strengthen community ties. Classes teach language through the four communicative skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing. These classes are designed to fulfill core requirements, provide a foundation for advanced language study, and meet transfer equivalencies for various majors and minors.

Courses in Speech & Foreign Languages