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High-Intermediate to Advanced English Listening and Speaking
Course: ESL210

First Term: 2023 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S- Standard

Description: High-Intermediate to advanced English language listening and speaking skills on academic, professional, and socio-cultural topics. Focus on the development of accuracy, fluency, and spontaneity to allow for constructive interactions.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Demonstrate intermediate to advanced listening skills using various note-taking strategies. (I, II, III, V)
2. Identify main ideas, supporting details, key information, and signal words when listening to academic and professional presentations or informal conversations. (I, II, III, V, VI)
3. Demonstrate comprehension of listening and speaking material by synthesizing information and arguments from a number of sources, distinguishing fact from opinion. (I-VI)
4. Develop effective communication skills for different sociolinguistic contexts. (I-VI)
5. Produce multimodal speaking projects about current socio-cultural topics that accurately explain detailed information. (I-VII)
6. Produce language in conversation using knowledge of appropriate grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. (VI)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Oral text comprehension
   A. Summarizing a high-intermediate oral text
   B. Answering comprehension questions relevant to the subject
   C. Taking accurate and effective notes
II. Note-taking
   A. Scaffolding tools
      1. Graphic organizers
      2. Fill-in-the-blank
   B. Note-taking strategies
      1. Keywords
      2. Trans-languaging
      3. Abbreviations
   C. Organizational strategies
III. Advanced listening strategies
   A. Listening for signal words
   B. Listening for key words
   C. Listening for main ideas and supporting details
   D. Listening for verbal cues
   E. Listening for facts versus opinions
IV. Effective group communication
   A. Conversational strategies
   B. Collaborating
   C. Acknowledging the perspectives and viewpoints of others
   D. Signaling agreement and disagreement
V. Listening and speaking for different purposes
   A. Following and giving detailed instructions
   B. Describing how to do something
   C. Asking follow-up questions in order to clarify one’s understanding
   D. Arguing a point of view with support
VI. Command of language
   A. Pronunciation
   B. Vocabulary
   C. Grammar
VII. Oral projects
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: March 28, 2023

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