ELAS 970 - English Language Academic Speaking/Listening I
An introductory course designed to enhance the speaking and listening skills of non-native English speakers. Emphasis is on pronunciation, stress, rhythm, and intonation patterns of American English. Oral communication, listening comprehension, and vocabulary development are stressed. Students build their skills through instruction and intensive practice. Additional laboratory required. PREREQUISITE(S): Placement by testing required by the College for non-native speakers of English. Five hours each week. Formerly SP 102, AELS 910.
5 semester hours
FIVE EQUIVALENT CREDIT HOURS. NOT APPLICABLE TO A DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE. MAY NOT BE USED TO SATISFY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS. NOT INCLUDED IN GPA CALCULATION.
Upon course completion, students will be able to:
- Determine the pronunciation of new words with the help of phonetic systems in textbooks, digital sources and dictionaries.
- Demonstrate listening comprehension of lectures, group discussions, and other aural materials.
- Participate in conversation applying communication skills as group members and presenters.
- Recognize and pronounce the sounds of American English, including linked and reduced phrases to increase his/her ability to be understood and fluency in spoken English
- Recognize appropriate patterns of stress, rhythm, and intonation and use these patterns to increase intelligibility in English.
- Recognize appropriate patterns of stress, rhythm, and intonation and use these patterns to increase his/her ability to be understood in English.
- Perform (with support) basic functions on digital devices.
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