This study tested whether there is a difference in the benefits of a traditional public speaking course for Native English Speakers (NES) and Non-Native English xii Speakers (NNES). The study assessed changes in Communication Apprehension (CA), Self-Perceived Communication Competence (SPCC), and Willingness to Communicate (WTC) before and after participants took the traditional public speaking course.
The findings indicate that NES and NNES had equal benefits and growth in these self-report measures and suggest that we should further investigate which public speaking course structure is most beneficial for NNES.
Suwinvattichaiporn, Tara and Broeckelman-Post, Melissa A.
"Assessing the Effects of a Public Speaking Course on Native and Non-Native English Speakers,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 28
, Article 12.
Available at: http://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol28/iss1/12