English as a Second Language — Speech/Listening (4)
This is a skill-based course for students with limited proficiency in English. Students focus on speech and listening skills as they pertain to second language education. Particular emphasis will be placed on the improvement of students' communication skills and fluency. This course teaches pronunciation, intonation, word and sentence stress, as well as structures in everyday communication. Students will develop the ability to communicate in most social situations, clarify or rephrase statements to facilitate communication, and use language that is socially and culturally appropriate. This course incorporates the use of the interactive language laboratory for instruction and reinforcement.