ESOL Advanced Listening and Speaking

ESOL 0384 / ESOLC 3008401    ESOL Advanced Listening and Speaking

Course Description:  Develops listening and speaking skills in speakers of languages other than English and prepares them to function in educational, vocational and/or personal English-speaking contexts. This course carries institutional credit but will not transfer and will not be used to meet degree requirements. Prerequisite: ESOL 0383 or placement by testing. 3201085512

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.
  7. Analyze and evaluate oral expression by listening critically for elements that reflect an awareness of situation, audience, purpose, and diverse points of view.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of cultural conventions and references in oral and nonverbal communication.

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