ESL 006B - Advanced Listening, Viewing, and Speaking II
Semester Hours: 0
Fall, Spring, Summer
This course is designed for non-native English-speaking students with advanced-mid oral and listening proficiency as defined by the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines to enhance their interpretive listening and viewing skills, and interpersonal and presentational oral skills to help them succeed in their academic, professional, and social pursuits. Students entering this course are already able to understand descriptions and narrations in speech and are able to describe and narrate in all time frames in paragraph-length discourse using complex syntax in talking about concrete topics. In this course, students will practice and improve their skills in understanding spoken English on abstract topics in extended discourse in the language functions of argument (supported opinion) and hypothesis; in addition, they will improve their skills in giving presentations and participating in academic discussions and debates featuring extended discourse on abstract topics in the language functions of argument (supported opinion) and hypothesis. Specifically, this course focuses on effective strategies for listening to lectures, participating in classroom and general academic discourse, leading discussions, and giving presentations. The course is designed to help advanced English language learners master the oral communication skills necessary to succeed in college and professional settings.
Advanced-low proficiency in listening and speaking (level 5) or placement into level 6 by an appropriate placement test score.
Repeatable once, not for credit.
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