ESL 014 Listening/Speaking I
This course is designed to help students begin speaking in different scenarios, feel more comfortable while speaking, and speak more often. Students are given speech patterns as a foundation for their speaking. Listening is a large component to dialogue, so students will practice listening comprehension through identification of significant details. They will also be given strategies for checking understanding. Distinguishing close sounds will be practiced such as with numbers and contractions. Body language is studied as a way for students to potentially determine meaning in conversation. To improve pronunciation, students work with American Speechsounds software on individual phonetic sounds. The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is introduced to assist with pronunciation learning. The connection betweenpronunciation and intonation is introduces.