ESL 158 - English for Speakers of Other Languages: Oral Communication
A course emphasizing the skills needed for effective communication in social and academic settings. Students will improve listening skills and oral fluency through discussion, role play, interviews, oral presentations, and aural activities using various media. Four class hours including class and small group instruction.
Prerequisite: Placement at the low advanced level on proficiency tests, or permission of program coordinator.
Course Learning Outcomes
1.Summarize oral texts such as lectures, videos, or broadcasts.
2.Discuss personal connections to oral texts.
3.Use tone and register appropriate for an academic setting.
4.Use transitions and discourse markers to help the flow of ideas.
5.Use strategies for overcoming comprehension gaps, such as requesting clarification, paraphrasing, or repeating.
6.Conduct an oral interview.
7.Deliver a short presentation orally to the class.
8.Identify common English pronunciation errors.
9.Apply strategies to begin to self-correct pronunciation errors.
Course Offered Fall and Spring