Follow conversations and discussions, informal reports, presentations and talks (up to 15 minutes in length), and instructions (10-12 steps).
Listen for discrete items including from online course materials and selected internet archives.
Use study skills.
Use software and online resources for listening assignments and to communicate with instructor and classmates.
Prepare for and give formal and informal presentations (up to 10 minutes in length).
Prepare and participate in small group discussions and interviews.
Participate in impromptu talks.
Participate in social conversations (face-to-face, on the phone, or via digital media) to express/respond to appreciation, make complaints, express satisfaction, dissatisfaction and hopes.
In all of the above tasks, practice using appropriate pronunciation (individual sounds, reductions, linking, intonation, rhythm, etc.)
Reading and Writing
Read to prepare for, support, and extend listening and speaking skills.
For explicit instruction and evaluation:
1. Grammar and Sentence Structure:
Self-monitor for accuracy:
Take responsibility for the following:
Use common software to communicate and to complete simple information management tasks such as to word process assignments, send emails, or sign into myDouglas or Blackboard.
The instructor will facilitate, observe and evaluate students’ participation in communicative activities. Whole and small group instruction will be combined with individual assistance and student-directed learning. Students will participate in the setting of goals by identifying their communicative and language development needs, and will participate in the selection of learning activities.
Student achievement will be assessed using the mastery system in accordance with College policy. Evaluation will be based on CLB and instructor specified criteria. Mastery will be granted to students who achieve an average of 70% on the following portfolio items for both listening and speaking. For final evaluation at the end of term, student portfolios will contain at least six listening tasks and six speaking tasks; some tasks may be a combination of both skills.
Evaluation will include, but may not be limited to, the following tasks.
Listen to and understand at least two academic style listening texts (each up to 15 minutes in length) such as a short academic lecture, presentation, college announcement or informal talk.
Complete at least one listening and note-taking activity (up to 10 minutes in length).
Listen to and understand at least one short group interaction, discussion or meeting such as an interview, college club meeting, or student project meeting.
Assessment criteria for the above tasks may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
- Identify factual details, main ideas and supporting details.
- Make inferences.
- Identify rhetorical discourse markers and patterns of chronological order and sequence, comparison and contrast, and cause and effect.
- Identify facts and opinions.
- Interpret factual information, explanations and opinions.
Listen to and understand at least one set of directions or instructions (10-12 steps) such as an instructor’s directions on how to complete a certain assignment, a brief campus safety presentation (e.g., what to do in certain situations), or recorded instructions on how to register for classes, join the student union or find information about college clubs. Assessment criteria may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
Listen to and understand at least one listening text intended to influence or persuade such as an advertisement or short debate. Assessment criteria may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
Listen to and understand at least one social interaction in which someone is expressing or responding to gratitude, hopes, appreciation, complaints, disappointment, satisfaction, dissatisfaction, approval or disapproval. Assessment criteria may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
Give at least one short formal presentation (up to 10 minutes) such as a poster or power point presentation to tell a story, or to describe, compare or contrast in detail two events or procedures. Assessment criteria may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
Give at least one set of instructions or directions for a technical or non-technical task, procedure or process such as how to apply/register for college courses or programs, how to use Blackboard or MyDouglas, or how to research information on the Internet for a class project. Assessment criteria may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
Participate effectively in at least one small group discussion or meeting regarding a group project or task. Assessment criteria may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
Participate effectively in at least one face-to-face/small group discussion to express or respond to appreciation, complaints, satisfaction or dissatisfaction such as having a discussion with an instructor about a previous assignment grade or overall performance in the course. Assessment criteria may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
Participate effectively in at least one face-to-face conversation to give a suggestion, recommendation or advice such as giving feedback and advice to a fellow classmate on a class presentation. Assessment criteria may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
Participate effectively in at least one routine telephone call such as leaving a message for an instructor regarding an absence or clarifying a homework assignment. Assessment criteria may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
Students may also be required to give short impromptu talks to a small group on a course topic or issue.
Students may also be required to complete quizzes, both skill-based and content-based.
Complete at least one self-assessment of learning strategies, progress, strengths, weaknesses, and classroom skills to be discussed with the instructor.
By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
Students may be required to purchase textbooks and/or audio materials
A minimum of CLB 6 in both speaking and listening
A minimum of CLB 5 in both reading and writing is also recommended for this course.
No corequisite courses.
No equivalent courses.
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.
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