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ESL Listening Course Descriptions

Course Description ESLL

ESLL 20 Novice Listening and Speaking

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

This course will provide an introduction to academic listening and speaking for novice level English language learners. Instruction focuses on basic listening and speaking strategies for a variety of situations, including listening for main ideas and utilizing learned phrases for class discussion. English sounds and intonation patterns are introduced.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: IDENTIFY MOST OF THE PHONETIC SOUNDS OF AMERICAN ENGLISH

ESLL 30 Novice-High Listening and Speaking

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 20 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

This course will provide further instruction in academic listening and speaking for English language learners at the novice-high level. Instruction focuses on basic listening and speaking strategies for a variety of situations, including listening for main ideas and details and utilizing learned phrases for effective class discussion and presentations. Students continue to work on English sounds, stress patterns, and intonation patterns.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: USE BASIC PRONUNCIATION RULES TO IMPROVE COMPREHENSIBILITY

ESLL 31 Listening and Speaking for College Readiness

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLL 20 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

English language learners at the novice-high level develop the listening and speaking strategies necessary for college and workforce readiness. Basic listening strategies include listening for main ideas and supporting details in a variety of situations. Basic speaking strategies include the utilization of appropriate learned vocabulary and continued development of the production of English sounds, stress patterns, and intonation patterns. Students will also develop effective small group and class discussion strategies. This course is part of the ESL listening sequence, which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN CONTROLLED, HIGHLY SUPPORTED ACADEMIC LISTENING SITUATIONS IN ENGLISH.

ESLL 40 Intermediate-Low Listening and Speaking

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 30 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

ESLL 40 is a course in academic listening and speaking for English language learners at the intermediate-low level. Instruction focuses on academic listening and speaking strategies for a variety of college classroom situations, including note-taking and utilizing a range of learned phrases for effective class discussion and presentations. Students continue to work on English sounds, stress, and intonation patterns to improve their comprehensibility and fluency. This course is part of the ESL listening sequence, which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: ILLUSTRATE ABILITY TO EMPLOY RULES OF SYLLABICATION, STRESS AND INTONATION OF STANDARD AMERICAN ENGLISH

ESLL 50 Intermediate-Mid Listening and Speaking

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 40 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

ESLL 50 is an academic listening and speaking course at intermediate-mid level designed for English language learners who wish to further the development of their communication skills. This course is designed to introduce students to academic listening and speaking activities. Students will continue to develop pronunciation skills and complex pronunciation strategies. Students will expand their abilities to communicate in both familiar and unfamiliar situations as they continue to refine their pronunciation skills. This course is part of the ESL listening sequence, which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN LIMITED LISTENING AND SPEAKING SITUATIONS WHERE ENGLISH IS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE

ESLL 111 Academic Listening, Speaking, and Presentation Skills

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLL 40 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

This course is intended for English language learners who intend to study at the college level. It builds students' ability to listen and speak in the college classroom. Students improve their listening skills through academic lectures and develop strong classroom speaking skills through various types of presentations.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO #1: PREPARE AND DELIVER EFFECTIVE, ENGAGING PRESENTATIONS ON ACADEMIC TOPICS

ESLL 114 Intermediate Listening and Speaking for Allied Health Careers

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 40 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

Advisory: ESLR 40 and ESLW 40 with grades of "C" or better

ESLL 114 is a listening and speaking course at intermediate level designed for English language learners who wish to enter the allied health field. This course is designed to introduce students to the listening and speaking skills needed in both the academic and work environment. Students will continue to develop pronunciation skills and complex pronunciation strategies in the context of the allied health field. Students will expand their abilities to communicate in both familiar and unfamiliar allied health situations as they continue to refine their oral communication skills. In addition, students will develop focused listening and note-taking strategies necessary to complete course and work related activities in the field of allied health.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN LISTENING AND SPEAKING SITUATIONS WHERE ENGLISH IS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE.

ESLL 121 Academic Listening, Note-taking, and Discussion

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLL 111 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Advisory: ESLL 310

This course prepares English language learners for the level of listening, note-taking, and discussion necessary to be successful in college classes. Students develop academic note-taking skills by listening to real academic lectures and build speaking skills by responding to lectures in class discussions. This course helps prepare ESL students for the rigor of general education courses in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and other disciplines.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO #1: USE PRE-LISTENING STRATEGIES TO PREPARE FOR LECTURES

ESLL 124 Advanced Listening and Speaking for Allied Health Careers

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: ESLL 114, ESLR 114, and ESLW 114 with grades of "C" or better

Corequisite: ESLR 124 and ESLW 124

ESLL 124 is a listening and speaking course at the advanced level designed for English language learners who wish to enter the allied health field. In this course students will refine the listening and speaking skills necessary for both the academic and work environment. Students will expand their abilities to communicate in both familiar and unfamiliar allied health situations as they continue to refine their oral communication skills. In addition, students will expand their abilities to participate in focused listening situations and lectures necessary for content courses and work related situations.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: USE A VARIETY OF INTERACTIVE LISTENING AND SPEAKING STRATEGIES EFFECTIVELY.

ESLL 310 Intermediate-High Listening and Speaking

Units: 4

Hours: 72 hours LEC

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 50 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU

ESLL 310 is an academic listening and speaking course at intermediate-high level designed for English language learners who wish to further the development of their communication skills. This is a course to further develop listening and speaking for academic purposes, including comprehension of lectures, note-taking, presentations, and classroom discussion. Further work on pronunciation is included with emphasis on understanding and producing stress, rhythm, and intonation patterns to communicate effectively. This course is part of the ESL listening sequence, which is designed to prepare English language learners to take college courses leading to a certificate, degree, and/or transfer.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN MOST ACADEMIC AND NON-ACADEMIC ENGLISH-ONLY LISTENING AND SPEAKING SITUATIONS

ESLL 320 Advanced-Low Listening and Speaking

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: Completion of ESLL 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU

This is a course with intensive practice in listening and active participation strategies that are appropriate for American college courses. Students will listen to extended lectures from various subject areas, refine note-taking skills, be able to participate in in-depth discussions, and give oral presentations. Students will continue to improve pronunciation skills.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN LISTENING AND SPEAKING SITUATIONS WHERE ENGLISH IS THE PRIMARY LANGUAGE