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ESL 070CM - Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English II

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

Intermediate-level communication skills for increased fluency and comprehension. Includes conversation about social and academic topics with increased proficiency and clarity; listening and speaking strategies and practice; vocabulary building skills; study strategies; technology; and increased awareness of college resources.

Prerequisite(s): Required score on ESL assessment test OR completion of ESL 060CM  with a grade of C or better.
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: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor. See an ESL instructor for details.

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

Performance Objectives:
  1. Use low intermediate-level listening/speaking skills to discuss written and spoken materials and to participate appropriately in the classroom with increased proficiency.
  2. Use new vocabulary appropriately, including language functions and idiomatic expressions, in oral communication. 
  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. Identify speakers, setting, and purpose
  3. Distinguish gist, general ideas, and specific information
  4. Use grammatical clues to aid comprehension
  1. Speaking and communication
  1. Classroom functions
  2. Conversation, discussion, and 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. Make predictions
  2. Draw inferences and conclusions
  3. Differentiate between facts and opinions
  1. Social and Vocabulary
  1. Recognize and use new words and idiomatic expressions in oral tasks
  2. Recognize and use context clues

III.   Study Strategies

  1. Use of syllabus
  2. Organization of course materials
  3. Interpretation of teacher feedback
  4. Use of various study techniques
  1. Use of Technology for Academic Purposes
  2. College Resources
  1. Faculty office hours
  2. Learning/tutoring center
  3. Advising and counseling center

Effective Term:
Spring 2017

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