Follow academic/professional discussions, presentations and lectures (each up to 30 minutes in length).
Follow conversations, discussions, reports and interviews.
Listen for discrete items.
Use study/note-taking skills.
Prepare and deliver formal presentations such as demonstrations, briefings, reports or position papers on familiar or researched topics (each up to 30 minutes in length).
Analyze case studies and/or present a proposal.
Participate in panels.
Participate in debates.
Give impromptu talks on spontaneous topics and under timed conditions.
Participate in discussions and interviews.
In all above tasks, use pronunciation elements appropriately (e.g. sounds, stress and intonation patterns).
Reading and Writing
To prepare for, support, and extend listening and speaking tasks
Self-monitor for accuracy:
Use lecture notes to:
Take responsibility for the following:
Use common software to communicate and to complete 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.
Listening – Evaluation will include, but may not be limited to, the following tasks.
Complete at least three listening and notetaking tasks/projects (each up to 30 minutes in length). These may include listening to and taking notes on a video lecture or documentary, or attending and taking notes on a discussion, seminar, debate, college committee, student meeting, or a community meeting. Assessment criteria may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
Listen to at least two conversations with two or more speakers on higher level topics such as academic topics or current events. Assessment criteria may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
Follow at least one set of complex multistep directions or instructions such as following oral instructions for completing a complicated academic project or registering for a new course. Assessment criteria may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
Give at least one formal individual presentation (up to 30 minutes). This could include summarizing/analyzing a lecture, describing a concept from the student’s field of study, reporting on research, or analyzing a case study. Assessment criteria may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
Complete at least two formal group tasks (3-5 members; up to 45 minutes) such as leading and/or participating in a group seminar discussion, panel presentation, or debate. Assessment criteria may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
Lead at least one formal or informal discussion such as a seminar discussion, panel presentation, debate, classroom content-based discussion or study group. Assessment criteria may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
Present at least one formal proposal to address a concern or deal with a problem. Tasks could include discussing a grade with an instructor or arguing against a proposed policy, regulation or law with a college committee, the student union, a community group or a local business. Assessment criteria may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
Give at least one set of complex instructions such as explaining an academic concept or process using visuals including relevant graphs and tables, giving a demonstration or describing the training and experience required for a specific profession. Assessment criteria may include, but are not limited to, the ability to:
Students may also be required to complete quizzes, both skill-based and content-based.
Complete at least one self-assessment of learning strategies, progress, and classroom skills to be discussed with the instructor.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
Students may be required to purchase textbooks and/or audio materials
ELLA 0850 OR a minimum of CLB 8 in both speaking and listening
A minimum of CLB 7 in both reading and writing is also recommended for this course.
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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