Sep 19, 2020  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ESOL 0023 - Listening and Speaking II

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course focuses on self-expression and listening abilities using American English. Students practice clear speech and discover strategies for interacting in real-life speaking situations. Coursework includes listening to lectures and media programs, beginning to take notes, conducting interviews, participating in group work, and giving short oral presentations.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): Course placement in ESOL 0023, background information, oral interview, and writing sample.  Recommendation: Students should take advantage of community based ABE/ESL programs and have some previous English reading, writing and speaking experience, along with some previous formal educational experiences to build basic academic skills.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Listening Demonstrating comprehension of casual conversations and functional English (e.g. telephone conversations, give directions, apologize, etc.) Word/syllable stress Demonstrating comprehension of main ideas and important details in basic academic listening (e.g. short lectures, demonstrations, etc.) Increasing recognition of new vocabulary
  2. Clear Speaking/Pronunciation Problematic vowels and consonants Word and sentence stress Reductions and linking
  3. Speaking Increasing production of new vocabulary Preparing and giving simple short presentations Participating in small and large group discussions of everyday topics Re-telling/summarizing short stories or lectures Participating in casual conversations and using functional English speaking skills (e.g. telephone conversations, map directions, apologies, etc.)

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate comprehension of casual conversations and functional English (e.g., engaging in telephone conversations, giving directions, offering apologies, etc.).
  2. demonstrate comprehension of main ideas and important details in basic academic listening (e.g., short lectures, demonstrations, etc.).
  3. demonstrate basic note-taking skills with assistance/scaffolding.
  4. prepare and give simple short presentations
  5. participate in small and large group discussions of simple topics.
  6. re-tell/summarize short stories or lectures
  7. take part in casual conversations and use functional English speaking skills (e.g., telephone conversations, give directions, apologize, etc.).
  8. identify problematic vowels and consonants, word and sentence stress, reductions, and linking.
  9. increase recognition and production of new vocabulary.

Competency 1 (1-6)
None
Competency 2 (7-10)
None


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