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CCOG for ESOL 230 Winter 2022

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Course Number:
ESOL 230
Course Title:
Advanced English Skills Review
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Covers speaking, listening, reading, and writing strategies for taking timed tests, including the TOEFL and IELTS. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Apply notetaking skills during academic lectures.
  2. Apply reading strategies to deepen one's understanding of advanced academic texts.
  3. Apply organizational strategies when writing and revising college level essays.
  4. Apply organizational strategies to prepare and deliver short speeches.
  5. Apply appropriate test-taking strategies to the TOEFL exam and other timed tests.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Students will demonstrate critical listening by taking notes and answering comprehension questions.
  2. Students will be tested regularly on previously unseen readings and expected to apply reading strategies including skimming, scanning, identifying main ideas and details, and making inferences.
  3. Write a minimum of three essays that exhibit appropriate organization, language style, and grammar
  4. Organize and deliver at least three one-minute speeches on prescribed topics

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

A. Listening Strategies and Practice
B. Reading Strategies and Practice
C. Academic Writing Skills
D. Academic Speaking Skills

A. Listening Strategies and Practice

  1. understand short conversations and lectures
  2. understand main ideas and details
  3. listen for clues to organization, time, order, etc.
  4. take and use notes to answer comprehension questions


B. Reading Strategies and Practice

  1. understand unseen academic readings
  2. employ reading strategies, including skimming, scanning, and making inferences
  3. understand main ideas and details

C. Academic Writing Skills

  1. write well-organized short essays on prescribed topics
  2. organize ideas under time limits
  3. write essays based on synthesis of information from lectures and readings

D. Academic Speaking skills

  1. deliver one-minute speeches on prescribed topics
  2. organize ideas under time limits
  3. deliver speeches based on synthesis of information from lectures and readings