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This course develops listening and speaking skills in speakers of language other than English and prepares them to function in educational, vocational and/or personal English-speaking contexts. Prerequisite: ESOL 0362 Intermediate Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers or meet the required score on a standardized test of English language proficiency. This is an advanced-level course. (3:3-1)
80 - 89 B
70 - 79 C
60 - 69 D
Below 60 F
1. Demonstrate understanding of authentic oral texts (e.g., lectures, news casts, pod casts) that contain sophisticated vocabulary and structures by successfully completing comprehensive tasks, such as answering questions, note-taking, outlining, paraphrasing, summarizing, or evaluating the content, etc. [comprehensive tasks such as identifying main, supporting ideas, and implied meaning are subsumed.]
2. Plan and deliver formal oral presentations using appropriate vocabulary and syntax, recognizable organization, clear pronunciation, non-verbal cues, and appropriate volume and intonation, respond appropriately to questions.
3. Speak with fluency, using complex and accurate language, clear pronunciation and prosodic elements (e.g., intonation, rhythm, word and sentence stress) and demonstrate the ability to use a range of formal and informal language appropriate to context.
4. Participate in discussions in formal and informal settings using active listening skills and making appropriate and extended comments.
5. Assess own language production and use appropriate self-monitoring strategies such as re-phrasing, re-directing, asking for clarification, and circumlocution.
6. Analyze and evaluate oral expression by listening critically for elements that reflect an awarenessof situation, audience, purpose, and diverse points of view.
7. Demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of cultural conventions and references in oral and nonverbal communication.
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