Oct 04, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LS 201 - Intermediate Academic Listening and Speaking I

0 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits

Course Description
The Intermediate Academic Listening and Speaking I core course is the first 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 taking notes using graphic organizers and outlines, knowing when to take notes, supporting information, anecdotes, emotion and tone, previewing, and details. The speaking strand develops critical speaking strategies such as asking and answering comparison and clarification questions, giving advice, pre-planning, verbal and non-verbal communication and expressions of disbelief and skepticism. Interpreting information on tables, literal and figurative meaning, brainstorming, inference and point of view are critical thinking strategies highlighted in this course. Test-taking strategies skills include guessing meaning from context, making predictions, and listening for stressed words. 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 Speaking

  • Produce common English expressions to ask for and give directions, advice, and clarification
  • Greet and respond to a greeting using reduced forms of words
  • Agree and disagree with negative questions using phrases to express disbelief and skepticism
  • Pronounce the phonemes /θ/and /s/correctly when speaking
  • Research and analyze two colleges or universities and give an 2-3 minute informative presentation comparing the two*
  • Interview three people about a product you designed and outline a 3-5 minute presentation to “sell” the product to your audience*
  • Interpret the meaning of different forms of non-verbal communication by collecting information and having a small group discussion*

*At least two (2) of these objectives will be met each session

Academic Listening

  • Recognize the medial T and the difference between the phonemes /θ/and /s/
  • Identify emotion from a speaker’s tone of voice
  • Interpret the meaning of interjections and the difference between a statement and a question through listening for intonation
  • Understand and compare a speaker’s point of view in a radio program and a lecture
  • Use an outline and graphic organizer to organize notes from an academic lecture
  • Prepare for a lecture by predicting its contents and learning new vocabulary
  • Listen for details, supporting information, a causal chain, anecdotes, and unstressed words in radio broadcasts and academic lectures   

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Katherine Toske

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