This course emphasizes skills you can utilize throughout your and personal and professional life by preparing you to effectively communicate both within small group settings and one-on-one communication. It is based on a study of self-perceptions and verbal/non-verbal communication moving through audience analysis. Effective interpersonal communication is the key to success in any career field. The course will provide an overview of cultural issues related to second language learners. This knowledge will include an understanding of how language and culture are inseparable, the parents' beliefs of the educational system, and how to create an inclusive, linguistically, and culturally rich learning community where students take risks and learn how to work independently and collaboratively in the educational setting.