Feb 04, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LS 401 - Advanced Level Academic Listening and Speaking V

0 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits

Course Description
The Advanced Academic Listening and Speaking I core course is the fifth of six integrated course sequence that develops needed academic skills within the context of different academic areas and built-in academic vocabulary workshops. The listening strand focuses on noticing grammar and emotion, idioms/slang, stems/affixes, identifying topic/subtopics in introductions, proverbs, supporting statistics, quoted material and noting the point of greater importance. The speaking strand develops critical speaking strategies such as verbal/nonverbal communication, expressing interest and surprise, opinions, agreement and disagreement, follow-up questions, conversation management, Latin terms, negotiation, asking/offering confirmations and explanations, interrupting techniques, and giving presentations from lecture notes. Inference, educated guesses, predicting exam questions, Internet searches, humor interpretation, solution analysis, and applying information and background knowledge are critical thinking strategies highlighted in this course. Test-taking strategies skills include taking notes, synthesizing information, inferences from attitude and feelings. This course is required for program completion. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Academic Listening

  • Listen for topics, subtopics, and main ideas
  • Listen for details, supporting statistics, quoted material, and points of greater importance
  • Listen for causes, effects, and solutions to problems
  • Understand idioms and slang
  • Take careful lecture notes

Academic Speaking

  • Give a personal introduction
  • Manage a conversation
  • Clearly pronounce key vowel and consonant sounds YOU struggle with
  • Tell an anecdote
  • Give an academic presentation
  • Lead and participate in an academic discussion

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Katherine Toske

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