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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
English as a Second Language III: Listening and Speaking
Course: ESL031

First Term: 2013 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Emphasis on listening and speaking skills related primarily to the academic environment. Asking questions, working in small groups, using college resources, informal oral presentation.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Make complaints and request adjustments (i.e., in stores, paying bills, requesting services). (I)
2. Use idiomatic expressions and separable verb phrases. (I)
3. Use perfect tenses to describe actions with reference points in present, past, future. (I)
4. Describe similarities and differences using transition words, (such as however, but, likewise, also, in spite of, etc.) in simple and compound sentences. (I)
5. Use modals to make requests and show need and ability. (I)
6. Ask questions using tag forms to request confirmation. (I)
7. Ask for and respond to requests for favors with appropriate words and actions. (I, II)
8. Ask for and give opinions, showing appropriate listening behavior. (I, II)
9. Give and acknowledge compliments and complaints verbally and non-verbally. (I, II)
10. Repeat to requests with actions. (II)
11. Respond to requests with actions. (II)
12. Demonstrate understanding of narrative with actions, drawings, gestures, and other non-verbal behavior. (II)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Speaking functions
   A. Requesting favors
   B. Making complaints
   C. Describing differences and similarities
   D. Expressing opinions
   E. Using tag questions
   F. Using modals to show need and ability
   G. Giving narrative sequences
   H. Using appropriate verb forms
      1. Present
      2. Past
      3. Future
   I. Using idiomatic expressions and separable verb phrases
   J. Using transitions
II. Listening functions
   A. Showing understanding of narrative sequence
   B. Responding to requests
   C. Acknowledging complaints, requests, opinions, compliments
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 6/17/2003

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