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ESL 060CM - Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English I

4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 0 lab periods

High beginning-level communication for situations and tasks relevant to daily and academic life. Includes conversation about social and academic topics with communicative appropriateness and clarity. Also includes listening and speaking strategies and practice, basic vocabulary, study strategies, technology, and exploration of college resources.

Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test.
Recommendation: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Reading and Vocabulary course (RV) and an ESL Writing and Grammar course (WG) according to previous course completion or ESL assessment test score.
Information: Prerequisite may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate comprehension of oral passages at the high-beginning level.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate speaking skills at the high-beginning level.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Use listening/speaking skills to respond to questions, discuss short oral passages, and converse about topics relevant to daily and academic life with communicative appropriateness.
  2. Use basic vocabulary appropriate to a given situation.
  3. Integrate a variety of study strategies into English learning.
  4. Use technology for assignments and communication.
  5. Employ college resources.

  1. Listening and Speaking
  1. Listening comprehension
    1. Use context and background knowledge to aid comprehension
    2. Interpret basic questions and classroom instructions
    3. Identify speakers, setting, and purpose
    4. Identify individual sounds, words, and phrases in a short oral passage
    5. Distinguish gist, general ideas, and specific information
  2. Speaking and communication
  1. Classroom functions
  2. Conversation/discussion/language functions
  3. Fluency and intelligibility within communicative contexts
  1. Communicative appropriateness
    1. Levels of formality and informality
    2. Non-verbal communication
  2. Critical thinking
  1. Prediction
  2. Identification of context
  1. Social, Classroom, and Academic Vocabulary
  1. Recognize new words and expressions in oral tasks
  2. Use new words and expressions in oral tasks
  1. Study Strategies
  1. Introduction of syllabus
  2. Organization of course materials
  3. Interpretation of teacher feedback
  4. Use of various study techniques
  1. Introduction to Technology for Academic Purposes
  2. College Resources
  1. Faculty office hours
  2. Learning/tutoring center
  3. Advising and counseling center

Effective Term:
Spring 2017