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ESL521:  BEG ESL LISTEN/SPEAK


Course Description

This course develops basic listening and speaking skills, moving from a functional survival context to academic readiness. Activities are directed at providing practice through listening exercises, role-play, pair work, small and large group discussion, interviews, and oral presentations. ADVISORY: ESL 510B or ESL Assessment Test Recommendation. Recommended concurrent enrollment in ESL 522 and 523.


Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and use key aural information (main ideas, details, and inferences) to understand aural passages.
  • Recognize and employ new topical vocabulary.
  • Recognize stressed words or syllables, intonations and contrasting sounds in aural passages and use in speech
  • Demonstrate fluency of spoken English in individual or group oral presentations on assigned or self-selected topics


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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