ELI 011 Introduction to Speaking and Listening 7 cr.

In this course, students will develop basic fluency and accuracy in their listening and speaking skills for classroom and social interactions. In preparation for intermediate and advanced study of English, this course will provide students with daily opportunities to engage in small group and class discussion on academic and social/cultural topics while developing the necessary skills and resources to improve comprehension. Students will also develop verbal skills needed to participate in daily activities. Instruction will focus primarily on the development of fluency in the student’s spoken communication, but will, in addition, emphasize accuracy in production at an introductory level. Students will develop and practice new strategies for listening to and comprehending social and academic conversations and spoken text on various topics. In addition, students will prepare and deliver modified presentations on topics of interest and culture throughout the course. They will collaborate with classmates to complete a variety of assignment types.