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ESL 080CM - Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English III

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

High intermediate-level communication skills for increased fluency and comprehension. Includes listening comprehension and retention, speaking and academic presentations, and communicative appropriateness.

Prerequisite(s): Placement into ESL 080CM; or completion of ESL 070CM  and ESL 060RV  and ESL 060WG  with a C or better; or placement into ESL 70 level and completion of ESL 070CM  with a 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 high-intermediate level.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate speaking skills at the high-intermediate level.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Demonstrate comprehension and retention of oral passages through high intermediate oral and written tasks, including basic note-taking. 
  2. Plan, organize, and present informal and basic academic presentations. 
  3. Use appropriate register, functions, and non-verbal communication in presentations and discussions. 
  4. Use context to learn and use new academic vocabulary appropriately. 

  1. Listening Comprehension and Retention
  1. Introduction to note taking
  2. Pre-listening tasks
  1. Identify purpose
  2. Make predictions
  1. Listen for main ideas and details
  2. Use critical thinking skills
  1. Draw inferences and conclusions
  2. Recognize and differentiate between facts and opinions
  3. Identify speakers, setting, register, and tone
  4. Identify positive and negative connotations
  1. Use context and grammatical clues to aid comprehension
  2. Summarize/retell
  1. Speaking and Academic Presentations
  1. Discussion functions
  2. Presentations
  1. Short, informal presentations
  2. Introduction to academic presentations
  3. Fluency and intelligibility
  1. Communicative Appropriateness
  1. Register
  2. Non-verbal communication

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019/2020