Feb 06, 2023
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
- Demonstrate comprehension of oral passages at the intermediate level.
- Demonstrate appropriate speaking skills at the intermediate level.
- Use low intermediate-level listening/speaking skills to discuss written and spoken materials and to participate appropriately in the classroom with increased proficiency.
- Use new vocabulary appropriately, including language functions and idiomatic expressions, in oral communication.
- Integrate a variety of study strategies into English learning.
- Use technology for assignments and communication.
- Employ college resources.
- Listening and Speaking
- Listening comprehension
- Use context and background knowledge to aid comprehension
- Identify speakers, setting, and purpose
- Distinguish gist, general ideas, and specific information
- Use grammatical clues to aid comprehension
- Speaking and communication
- Classroom functions
- Conversation, discussion, and language functions
- Fluency and intelligibility within communicative contexts
- Communicative appropriateness
- Levels of formality and informality
- Non-verbal communication
- Critical thinking
- Make predictions
- Draw inferences and conclusions
- Differentiate between facts and opinions
- Social and Vocabulary
- Recognize and use new words and idiomatic expressions in oral tasks
- Recognize and use context clues
III. Study Strategies
- Use of syllabus
- Organization of course materials
- Interpretation of teacher feedback
- Use of various study techniques
- Use of Technology for Academic Purposes
- College Resources
- Faculty office hours
- Learning/tutoring center
- Advising and counseling center
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