Nov 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Course Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Course Catalog
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ESOL 1033 - American English: Advanced Listening and Speaking

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This course focuses on effective communication in American English through speaking and listening. Students focus on developing more effective verbal and nonverbal skills, improving listening comprehension, and developing the ability to participate effectively in small and whole group processes. The skills and strategies covered in this course emphasize educational and professional contexts.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): ESOL 0043  with a grade of C or higher, or oral interview and permission of the instructor.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Clear Speaking/Pronunciation Personal strengths and weaknesses Producing near native-like spoken grammar
  2. Listening Demonstrating comprehension of content of authentic academic lectures Demonstrating advanced note-taking skills with attention to organization and distinction between main ideas and details Increasing recognition of new vocabulary
  3. Speaking Preparing and delivering various styles of individual and group presentations Developing and using strategies for effective participation in and leadership of small group and whole class discussions Increasing production of new vocabulary Applying acquired skills and strategies to increase effectiveness in verbal and nonverbal communication

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

  1. Demonstrate advanced note-taking skills with attention to organization and distinction between main ideas and details.
  2. Demonstrate comprehension of content of authentic academic lectures.
  3. Prepare and deliver various styles of individual and group presentations.
  4. Apply acquired skills and strategies to increase effectiveness in verbal and nonverbal communication.
  5. Describe personal strengths and weaknesses in pronunciation.
  6. Develop and use strategies for effective participation in and leadership of small group and whole class discussions.
  7. Increase recognition and production of new vocabulary.
  8. Produce near native-like spoken grammar.

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


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