Dr. Francisco Perlas Dumanig
Integration of Interpretive, Presentational, and Interpersonal Modes of Communication in Online Language Classes
The immediate transition of classes from face-to-face to online did not allow the teachers and students to prepare for their classes. With limited background knowledge in online teaching and learning, e-learning became challenging for teachers and students. This workshop on integrating interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal modes of communication in online language classes will allow teachers to understand better how to achieve balanced online learning that can be almost similar to face-to-face learning. The interpersonal mode of communication focuses on how learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions; interpretive mode of communication focuses on how learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics; and presentational mode of communication focuses on how learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers. Applying these three modes of communication will equip the teachers to conduct an online language class effectively.