ENGL 116 Adv Oral Skills in Academic English

This course focuses on further development of academic speaking and listening skills, including note-taking for lectures, oral presentations, participating in and leading classroom discussion, and increasing fluency in speaking. Students’ individual difficulties with pronunciation of American English sounds, rhythm, intonation, and fluency of speaking will be addressed.

Credits

2 Credits

Notes

Limited to non-native speakers of English.

ENGL 116Adv Oral Skills in Academic English

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

English, Languages, and Philosophy

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Other

Credit Hours Narrative

2 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

32

Semester Contact Hours Lab

0

Semester Contact Hours Clinical

0

Notes and Advisories (only if included in catalog)

Limited to non-native speakers of English.

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

Y

Credit Hours Maximum, if repeatable

4

III. Catalog Course Description

This course focuses on further development of academic speaking and listening skills, including note-taking for lectures, oral presentations, participating in and leading classroom discussion, and increasing fluency in speaking. Students’ individual difficulties with pronunciation of American English sounds, rhythm, intonation, and fluency of speaking will be addressed.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

This course focuses on further development of academic speaking and listening skills, including note-taking for lectures, oral presentations, participating in and leading classroom discussion, and increasing fluency in speaking. Students’ individual difficulties with pronunciation of American English sounds, rhythm, intonation, and fluency of speaking will be addressed.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Speak with sufficient clarity of pronunciation to participate effectively in college classes. Speak with increased fluency Listen and take notes to typical college lectures. Use a variety of listening strategies to aid comprehension Effectively participate in and lead college classroom discussions Prepare and give oral presentations as would be typical in college-level courses

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Speak with sufficient clarity of pronunciation to participate effectively in college classes. Speak with increased fluency Listen and take notes to typical college lectures. Use a variety of listening strategies to aid comprehension Effectively participate in and lead college classroom discussions Prepare and give oral presentations as would be typical in college-level courses

Required Exams

Pronunciation Sentence stress, rhythm and intonation Phrasal stress and thought groups Emphasis patterns for content and structure words Constrastive stress and intonation Linking and reductions Rate and volume Evaluation and individualized instruction to meet each student’s pronunciation difficulties Listening Understanding longer lectures and longer segments from broadcast media Strategies for effective listening Strategies for effective note-taking Using context to aid comprehension Drawing inferences and predicting information Using sound patterns to aid comprehension: Using sentence and contrastive stress Intonation patterns Recognizing reduced speech Focusing on grammatical word endings for meaning Listening to information given by instructor and other students in classroom discussion; evaluating its relevance Speaking Planning, organizing, practicing and delivering longer oral presentations on academic topics using outside source materials Participating in class discussions with native speakers Strategies for agreeing, disagreeing, interrupting, clarifying, etc. Leading small group and whole class discussions Impromptu and planned speaking Orally summarizing information

Required Text

Pronunciation Sentence stress, rhythm and intonation Phrasal stress and thought groups Emphasis patterns for content and structure words Constrastive stress and intonation Linking and reductions Rate and volume Evaluation and individualized instruction to meet each student’s pronunciation difficultiesListening Understanding longer lectures and longer segments from broadcast media Strategies for effective listening Strategies for effective note-taking Using context to aid comprehension Drawing inferences and predicting information Using sound patterns to aid comprehension: Using sentence and contrastive stress Intonation patterns Recognizing reduced speechFocusing on grammatical word endings for meaningListening to information given by instructor and other students in classroom discussion; evaluating its relevanceSpeakingPlanning, organizing, practicing and delivering longer oral presentations on academic topics using outside source materialsParticipating in class discussions with native speakersStrategies for agreeing, disagreeing, interrupting, clarifying, etc.Leading small group and whole class discussionsImpromptu and planned speakingOrally summarizing information

Required Materials

Textbook determined by instructor.

Required Activities

3-4 in-class oral presentations

Assessment Strategy Narrative

1. Pronunciation instruction and practice individualized to students’ needs. 2. Daily or weekly activities inside and outside of class to develop students’ fluency in speaking.

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Speak with sufficient clarity of pronunciation to participate effectively in college classes. Speak with increased fluency Listen and take notes to typical college lectures. Use a variety of listening strategies to aid comprehension Effectively participate in and lead college classroom discussions Prepare and give oral presentations as would be typical in college-level courses Pronunciation Sentence stress, rhythm and intonation Phrasal stress and thought groups Emphasis patterns for content and structure words Constrastive stress and intonation Linking and reductions Rate and volume Evaluation and individualized instruction to meet each student’s pronunciation difficulties Listening Understanding longer lectures and longer segments from broadcast media Strategies for effective listening Strategies for effective note-taking Using context to aid comprehension Drawing inferences and predicting information Using sound patterns to aid comprehension: Using sentence and contrastive stress Intonation patterns Recognizing reduced speech Focusing on grammatical word endings for meaning Listening to information given by instructor and other students in classroom discussion; evaluating its relevance Speaking Planning, organizing, practicing and delivering longer oral presentations on academic topics using outside source materials Participating in class discussions with native speakers Strategies for agreeing, disagreeing, interrupting, clarifying, etc. Leading small group and whole class discussions Impromptu and planned speaking Orally summarizing information 1. 3-4 in-class oral presentations