ESL 015 - Listening & Speaking I
3 Credit Hours
This elective course aims at helping multilingual students develop skills of active listening and oral communication in social and academic settings. The course is designed for students with intermediate English proficiency. It utilizes a combination of face-to- face instruction and an online interactive listening and speaking program, which significantly increases learning gain. To foster active listening skills, students will be exposed to news broadcasts, videos, and college lectures. Students will also receive intensive practice in developing academic skills such as inferencing, interpreting, synthesizing, categorizing, note taking, and critical thinking. To foster speaking skills, students will improve accuracy and fluency in pronunciation and develop strategies of effective communication. During the course, students will produce several presentations which will be audio and video recorded and provided with instructor’s feedback.
Prerequisite(s): ESL 018 or placement by recommendation
Semesters Offered: All
This program provides services to non-native English-speaking students as well as native English-speaking students with non-English language influences in their backgrounds. Typical enrollees are: international students, resident immigrants, undergraduate students wishing to pursue a RACC degree or transfer RACC credits to another institution, and college graduates and professionals wishing to improve skills using standard American English. Students are placed at the appropriate level of ESL instruction through a combination of computerized testing and writing-sample assessment. ESL credit courses include the following:
The ESL program has a fully-equipped multi-media computer lab designed to support students in all areas of program instruction. This facility is located in Room 119 of Humanities Center in The Yocum Library.
For further information about ESL credit courses and placement, please contact:
- Dr. Elena Lawrick, ESL Program Coordinator 610.372.4721, extension 5094 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ESL Program office is located in Room 104 of The Yocum Library.
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