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Centre For Communication Studies

This is a newly established Centre which is charged with enhancing the communication skills of staff, students and members of the public at large. It is aimed at improving the communicating abilities of its clients to the acceptable and appropriate levels. Apart from students and staff of the University of Dar es Salaam, the Centre also caters for members of the public with communication needs (e.g. journalists, radio/television presenters, administrative staff, secretaries, etc.) on consultancy basis. Entry point is determined by the client’s level and need.


1.WRITING SKILLS
Academic writing (essays, conference & journal papers, etc.)
Writing personally
Writing for public consumption
Business writing
Official writing
Writing newspaper articles
Research proposals and report writing
CVs and job applications


2. READING SKILLS
Intensive reading and Extensive reading
Scanning
Skimming
Note-making


3. SPEAKING SKILLS
Academic presentations (class presentations, conference presentations, etc)
Addressing rallies/big gatherings
Speeches (impromptu, extemporaneous, reading)
Interpersonal speaking


4.LISTENING SKILLS
Listening to lectures/presentations
Making sense out of oral presentations
Qualities of a good listener
Note-taking


5.INTERVIEW SKILLS
Preparing for the interview
Answering interview questions
Asking questions during the interview


6. CUSTOMER CARE
Attending to customers
Politeness and readiness to help customers
Coping with difficult customers
Protecting the image of the industry


7. EDITING AND PROOF-READING
Editing manuscripts, theses, dissertations, etc.
Dealing with grammatical errors
Dealing with meaning
Proof-reading texts


8. NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION
Interpreting non-verbal communication
Eye contact, gestures and body language
Cultural implications of non-verbal communication
Effect of clothing and make-ups on communication


9. ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TESTING
Administering English language proficiency (ELP) tests
Offering certificates of proficiency for ELP.


10. OTHER CLIENT TAILORED SERVICES
Conference/Workshop rapporteuring
Interpretation and translation.


11.WHAT ELSE DO YOU WISH TO LEARN?

Contact

Tel : +255 22 2410749
Fax: +255 22 2410031
E-mail:
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