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ESL 034 Listening/Speaking III

Credits: 0
Prerequisites: none

Students focus on preparing their listening and speaking skills for the undergraduate classroom through participation in a variety of authentic listening and speaking situations— academic lectures, note taking, class discussions, debates, role play, real life occurrences, presentations and speeches. Students have the opportunity to observe undergraduate courses in order to do a final self-assessment of their academic listening skills and readiness for the undergraduate classroom. To improve pronunciation, students work with American Speechsounds software on phonetic sounds at the phrase and sentence level. To become a more natural and fluent listener and speaker; linking, reductions, and emotional expression are studied within the framework of intonation.