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Winterim 2017

English Second Language Courses:

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ESL093 - Basic ESL Listening and Speaking
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Develops basic competencies in pronunciation, listening, speaking, and note taking for non-native speakers of English. Prepares students for academic activities across the curriculum. In order to receive a passing grade of A, B, or C a student must achieve a final average of 70% or higher. A final grade of F will be assigned for averages below 70%. Placement by test or permission of instructor.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course as documented through writing, objective testing, case studies, laboratory practice, and/or classroom discussion, the student will be able to:

1)Restate key points and broad themes from at least two typical American college courses and of at least three aspects of American culture, conveyed in short conversations, group work, mini-lectures, and extended lectures;
2)Employ academic-level vocabulary words and discourse markers in integrated speaking tasks and independent and prepared speaking tasks;
3)*Demonstrate improvement of pronunciation skills by 10% or more on the oral exit interview compared to the oral entrance interview after practicing personalized exercises;
4)Complete a final project that applies all of the listening and speaking skills taught throughout the course.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
I. Diagnostic testing, academic word list and phonetic alphabet review; listening for context
II. Pronunciation differences; outlining; conducting surveys; pronunciation practice
III. Distinguishing verb tenses; word maps; extemporaneous speech; pronunciation practice
IV. Phrasal verbs and reduced schwa sounds; Cornell method; debate; pronunciation practice
V. Phrasal verbs and word combinations in sound groups; key word method; group presentations

Effective Term: Spring 2012