ESL 79 Advanced Speaking and Pronunciation (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Practice in effective communication in everyday, academic, and professional situations through the use of individual and group presentations, oral reports and summaries, debates and discussions, in conjunction with pronunciation exercise.
Not intended for students who have completed more than one level beyond ESL 82/ESL 160
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Produce spoken English with increasing confidence, fluency, and control in formal and informal oral communication. a. Produce oral texts for a variety of public speaking tasks (eg--informative speeches, persuasive speeches, demonstrations). b. Relate messages more confidently, effectively and appropriately in everyday conversations, and academic and work-related situations. c. Manage essential communicative functions in oral discourse such as informing, reporting, explaining, persuading, critiquing, justifying, summarizing, selling, demonstrating, teaching, solving a problem. d. Integrate effective visual aids, including the appropriate use of technology to produce and display visual aids. e. Integrate resources in spoken texts, including their proper citation f. Select appropriate body language and tone for effective communication both as speaker and participant. g. Relate to topics under discussion by responding from notes, asking questions, discussing, reacting, and evaluating
- Outcome 2: Solve pronunciation and speech problems that impede successful communication in the classroom, on the job, and in everyday life. a. Assemble spoken English intelligibly; control the stress, intonation, volume, and tone of their speech; speak with appropriate vowel length, linking, contractions, phrasing and reductions. b. Manage the comprehension and use of register, dialect, and slang. c. Select vocabulary and grammar structures effectively.
- Outcome 3: Produce effective presentation critiques in a constructive manner.