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 portfolio 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 speaking tasks demonstrating effective discussion and conversation skills, such as changing the topic appropriately, actively contributing ideas, and summarizing contributions by others.
-At least 1 project of 4-5 minutes in length per student. Students will demonstrate understanding by summarizing one or more issues in education and academic life and by communicating meaning effectively and intelligibly. Possible projects might be:
-At least 2 speaking in-class assessments to demonstrate mastery of skills, language functions, and pronunciation elements (such as an in-class paired recording of a short conversation of students giving each other advice or a phone message to extend an invitation or express an excuse).
-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 joining and participating in college-organized conversation activities or interviewing a Douglas College student who is taking academic courses.
-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 assessment 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 up to 4-5 minutes per student, to describe a topic related to education and academic life.
2. Use spoken texts of up to 12 minutes in length and written texts of up to 3 pages in length as sources for project preparation.
3. Participate effectively in one-to-one and group discussions and less routine social conversations about various issues in education and academic life, using language functions such as expressing and responding to opinions, feelings, and suggestions and expressing warnings, predictions, and advice.
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.|