ESOL0843 College Communication Skills IV

Communication skills are critical for success in college. This course provides the knowledge and practice necessary to further improve listening comprehension, speaking, and pronunciation skills in college-level American English. Students work on these skills through activities such as listening to lectures, podcasts, and videos, taking notes, doing dictations, participating in discussions, interviewing, and giving presentations.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Qualifying score on ESL reading assessment test OR ESOL0831 and ESOL0832 and ESOL0833 with a grade of "C" or better

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Take notes from academic lectures
Identify main ideas within an oral presentation
Identify key details within an oral presentation
Discuss college level academic topics
Develop academic vocabulary
Demonstrate the ability to bring real-life communication into the college classroom
Present orally
Demonstrate an awareness of pronunciation rules in American English
Develop strategies to improve pronunciation

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

3