Oral and Written Communication

Oral & Written Communication is among the ten Core Competencies you develop in CLA that employers and alumni tell us matter most.

Unlock your story and fully express your goals and visions. When you do, you’ll gain the support you need to get new ideas off the ground.


Oral & Written Communication intentionally engages with an audience to inform, persuade, or entertain.

Those competent in Oral & Written Communication:

  • Consider relationships with the audience and the social and political context in which one communicates, as well as the needs, goals, and motivations of all involved
  • Have proficiency in, knowledge of, and competence with the means of communication (including relevant language and technical skills)
  • Ensure that communication is functional and clear

CLA Alumni Explain Oral & Written Communication