Good communication is the gateway to learning, friendships, academic achievement and success at work

Talk Gym

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Talk Gym, a resource from BT, to help young people aged 14-19 to develop their communication skills. Talk Gym is available at www.bt.com/talkgym and is also beneficial for parents and teachers.

The free resource can help build verbal communication skills, so young people can express themselves more effectively. Talk Gym includes a innovative Facebook application to help young people check their 'talk fitness' available at http://apps.facebook.com/talkgym

The app assess an individual's communication ability and then highlights why communication skills are so important and gives tips on being clear, listening, talking in groups and being interviewed. It has been developed as part of BT's sponsorship of the Hello campaign and is backed by Communication Champion, Jean Gross.

You can download Teachers Notes and Talk Gym tutorial here.

We have also developed a quick advice guide on using Talk Gym in the classroom here.