ESOL 0384 / ENGLC 3008401 ESOL Oral Communication IV

CourseDescription: In this course English-language studentsuse sophisticated grammar structures and precise vocabulary in speaking andare able to comprehend short lectures or presentations on a variety of academic, business, or social topics. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and may not be used to meet degree requirements. Prerequisite: ESOL 0383 or placement by exam.

Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate understanding of authentic oral texts (e.g., lectures, news casts, pod casts) that contain sophisticated vocabulary and structures by successfully completing comprehension tasks, such as answering questions, note-taking, outlining, paraphrasing, summarizing, or evaluating the content, etc. [comprehension tasks such as identifying main, supporting ideas, and implied meaning are subsumed.]

2. Plan and deliver formal oral presentations using appropriate vocabulary and syntax, recognizable organization, clear pronunciation, non-verbal cues, and appropriate volume and intonation, and respond appropriately to questions.

3. Speak with fluency, using complex and accurate language, clear pronunciation and prosodic elements (e.g., intonation, rhythm, word and sentence stress).

4. Demonstrate the ability to use a range of formal and informal language appropriate to context.

5. Participate in discussions in formal and informal settings using active listening skills and making appropriate and extended comments.

6. Assess own language production and use appropriate self-monitoring strategies such as rephrasing, re-directing, asking for clarification, and circumlocution.