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My field of study was Political Communication. I took classes on public speaking and it was an important aspect of many classes that did not deal directly with it.
Public speaking has two parts. First, the ability to organize your thoughts and present them coherently. Second is the ability to deliver in a clear and confident way. I teach the first part by starting with outlines to help visualize the process. The second part can only be learned by practice, aided by notes on performance.
There are two basic components when teaching reading. First is vocabulary and Second is understanding written English. While flash cards and the like can be very useful in learning vocabulary (and I encourage their use), I think it is equally important for students to encounter new words within context and to learn them from experience. Teaching written English is mostly going over the letters, the sounds they make and how they are used together as well as teaching punctuation in the same way.