What does it mean to teach communication, and how should it be taught? This book offers a wealth of ideas and materials designed to aid teachers of communication at all levels of secondary and higher education. Graeme Burton and Richard Dimbleby concentrate on skills--oral, written, visual, interpersonal, and mass media--while stressing that functional skills cannot be divorced from their intellectual and conceptual foundations. They relate theory to practice, exploring specific techniques for teaching key topics. These topics include communication concepts, non-verbal communication, media technologies, genre, and semiology. Throughout, the authors focus on practical teaching strategies and materials.