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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LS 301 - Upper-Intermediate Academic Listening and Speaking III

0 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits

Course Description
The Upper-Intermediate Academic Listening and Speaking I core course is the third 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 anecdotes, examples, previewing, taking lecture notes, organization, differences, gist, causes and effects, and timelines. The speaking strand develops critical speaking strategies such as discussing survey results, asking for confirmation, confirming understanding, compromising, asking/giving/refusing permission, correcting misunderstandings, interpreting time periods, giving presentations from lecture notes, and requesting explanations. Exploring implications and consequences, predicting, making connections, inference, using symbols/abbreviations in note-taking, identifying opinions and impressions, thinking creatively, and acquiring and applying background information are critical thinking strategies highlighted in this course. Test-taking strategies skills include listening for meaning of new terms, numerical information and time periods, and forming and expressing opinions. 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

  • Use correct intonation and common English expressions to ask for and give confirmation and clarification, give and refuse permission, and request an explanation
  • Pronounce reduced forms of verbs followed by “to” and questions with -d + you, the phonemes /i/ and /I/, and verbs ending in -ed correctly when speaking
  • Collaborate with a small group to create and present a company and its plan to cope with cultural differences*
  • Prepare and give a 4-6 minute presentation describing what a government should provide its citizens*
  • Compromise and take turns in a small group setting
  • Visit a museum to research and give a 4-6 minute presentation on an artist and your opinion of his or her work using note cards*

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

Academic Listening

  • Recognize reduced forms verbs followed by “to” and questions with -d + you, the difference between the phonemes /i/ and /I/ and /θ/and /s/, and the meaning of interjections from intonation in academic lectures and everyday conversations
  • Use an outline and graphic organizers to organize notes and answer questions from an academic lecture and a radio program
  • Prepare for a lecture by having questions in mind before listening and learning new vocabulary words and phrases
  • Understand the main idea of a lecture by listening to the introduction
  • Listen for and comprehend anecdotes, examples, the meaning of new words and phrases, differences, the gist, numerical information, and time periods from radio broadcasts and academic lectures

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Katherine Toske

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