Throughout the process of preparing for a range of college assignments, students will receive instruction in skills and strategies in the following areas:
Speaking and Listening Skills
1. Planning a Presentation
2. Delivering a Presentation
3. Participating in Discussions
Language functions and related grammar
Take responsibility for:
Use common software to communicate and to complete information management tasks such as word processing assignments, sending emails, or signing in to an online learning management system.
Some or all of the following methods will be used:
Student achievement will be measured using formative assessment tools and the mastery system in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. Students will receive ongoing feedback from the instructor throughout the course. Evaluation will be based on learning outcomes and course content. Mastery will be granted to students who achieve an average of at least 70% on the items listed below. Evaluation will include, but need not be limited to, the following tasks:
-A collection of tasks demonstrating effective presentation skills (such as body language, rapport with the audience, and pronunciation) and showing attention to instructor and peer feedback.
-A collection of tasks demonstrating effective discussion and conversation skills (such as use of clarification requests, use and response to small talk, or demonstration of turn-taking skills).
-At least 1 project of 2-3 minutes in length per student. Students will demonstrate understanding by describing and/or showing the differences and similarities among people, places or events related to culture and community (such as customs, holidays, family roles, lifestyles, past and present) and by communicating meaning effectively and intelligibly. Possible projects might be:
-At least 2 in-class speaking assessments to demonstrate mastery of skills, language functions, and pronunciation elements (such as a short in-class videotaped role play of students using small talk).
-A complete record of weekly experiential tasks such as completion of assignments before, during, and after the activities (setting goals, taking notes, or writing a reflective paragraph) and proof of attendance at all activities. Experiential activities may include observing and participating in college activities or community events.
-At least 1 self-assessment of learning strategies, progress, and study skills (to be discussed with the instructor).
Sample grade breakdown:
Presentation skills worth up to 10% (total)
Discussion and conversation skills worth up to 10% (total)
Project worth up to 25%
In-class speaking assessments worth up to 20% (total)
Experiential tasks worth 10% (total)
Participation worth up to 15%
Self-assessment worth up to 10%
By the end of this course, successful students will
Listening and Speaking Skills
1. Prepare for and participate in a group presentation for 2-3 minutes per student, to describe people, places or events related to culture and community.
2. Use spoken texts of up to 8 minutes in length and written texts of up to 2 pages in length as sources for project preparation.
3. Participate effectively in one-to-one and group discussions and routine social conversations about various topics related to culture and community, using language functions such as expressing feelings and opinions, engaging in small talk related to personal interests or preferences, and making, accepting, or declining offers and invitations.
4. Complete assigned experiential tasks to a required level of mastery.
5. Monitor and apply strategies of accuracy in grammar, sentence structure, language functions, and pronunciation.
1. Assess own progress.
2. Participate effectively in a college classroom.
Students may be required to purchase one or more of the following materials:
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|There are no applicable transfer credits for this course.|