College ESL (811)

811-105. Adv Comm/Non-native Speakers. (3 Credits)

Designed for non-native speakers of English at the advanced level, this course utilizes a variety of material from American literature, U.S. history, psychology and sociology to fine-tune speaking, listening and reading abilities and improve writing skills. Oral and written assignments require explanation, comparison and contrast, evaluation, persuasion and problem solving. Readings and presentations reflect culturally and ethnically diverse points of view with the goals of expanding knowledge and understanding of American culture and society.

Prerequisites: COMPASS/ESL - Grammar 75 and COMPASS/ESL - Reading 75 and COMPASS/ESL - Listening 75 and 861-772 with a minimum grade of S

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811-110. Pronunciation/Accent Reduction. (2 Credits)

Designed for non-native speakers at the advanced level, this course is for those who need to improve their pronunciation and fluency. Class presentations, activities and assignments provide information and practice aimed at improving consonant and vowel sound production, stress rhythm, intonation, enhanced conversation strategies and oral presentation skills. Learn to monitor speech in social, educational and professional situations. Pre- and post-speech assessment is required; must demonstrate an understanding of the American English sound system and show improved intelligibility.

Prerequisites: (COMPASS/ESL - Grammar 65 and COMPASS/ESL - Reading 75 and COMPASS/ESL - Listening 75) or (Accuplacer ESL Listening 082)

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