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Oral Communication Program

The Oral Communication Program at CTL provides opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students to develop or improve their oral communication skills.

Courses and workshops offer a comprehensive approach to speech communication, including training in the fundamental principles of public speaking and the effective delivery of oral presentations. The goal is to enhance students' general facility and confidence in oral expression. The program also provides innovative, discipline-based instruction to help students refine their personal speaking styles in small groups and classroom settings.

Those interested in individualized instruction or independent study are invited to make an appointment to use the program's Speaking Center in Meyer Library, room 123, where trained student tutors, multimedia, and instructional resource materials are available on an ongoing basis.

Students with a passion for public speaking are encouraged to apply to become oral communication tutors; the application process takes place each January.

To schedule appointments, see For further details, call (650) 725-4149 or 723-1326 or email

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