ESL-065 Advanced Listening & Speaking
8.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 4 credits
This highly interactive listening and speaking course is of interest to students who wish to enhance their academic English listening and speaking skills in preparation for further education and training at NIC. One focus is the development of clear, grammatically accurate and fluent spoken expression for a variety of academic contexts, including group work, class discussions, oral presentations, and role-plays. To this end, points of sentence structure and grammar will be studied, with special emphasis being given to areas of particular difficulty for ESL students at the advanced level. In addition, students will improve their pronunciation by learning and practicing the sound, rhythm and stress patterns of English. The second focus of this course is the development of listening and comprehension skills for a variety of contexts, including academic lectures and interviews. Students are encouraged to draw on their personal experience and the information provided through listening materials and/or basic research to discuss and analyze a variety of current and relevant themes. Students will increase their lexical skills and use/comprehension of idiomatic language in addition to gaining academic skills such as note-taking, critical thinking, and basic research skills.
- IELTS 5.0 or Assessment by ESL Department
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