ESL 124 - Academic Speaking and Listening for Non-Native Speakers
Spoken American English for non-native speakers at the high-intermediate to advanced level. Further development of speaking, critical listening, and note-taking proficiency for full participation in academic, professional, and social situations. Understanding of rhetorical patterns of formal, spoken English and lectures from diverse disciplines.
Prerequisites: ESL 113 English as a Second Language Grammar 3, ESL 114 English as a Second Language Speaking & Listening 3, ESL 115 English as a Second Language Reading and Writing 3
Corequisite: ENG 095 Introduction to Academic Writing for Non-Native Speakers
4 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Grasp the rules for sentence focus, thought groups and intonation and apply them properly in English sentences, using proper stress, rhythm and intonation.
2. Use advanced language functions to communicate effectively in real world situations.
3. Describe events using different verb tenses.
4. Recognize and use non-verbal communication in a variety of social situations.
5. Compose and deliver a structured presentation with supporting materials.
6. Recognize common patterns of lecture organization and take notes in various formats based on those patterns.
7. Distinguish between fact and inference, and between main ideas and details in spoken texts and dialogs.
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