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Course Syllabus

Course: ESL 1011

Division: Humanities
Department: English/Second Language
Title: Level 3 Listening

Semester Approved: Summer 2015
Five-Year Review Semester: Summer 2020
End Semester: Summer 2021

Catalog Description: This course is designed to give students the listening skills needed in American college and university classes. The course uses content-based lectures via videos, tapes, and live lectures. Students also develop note-taking skills to prepare for fully matriculated coursework.

Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1; Lecture: 1; Lab: 4
Clock/Hour Requirements: 0

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ESL 0411 or placement in ESL 1011 through the department

Justification: The ESL Department at Snow College houses the intensive ESL program which is accredited through the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).; The four-level program provides instruction for students at Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 (elementary through exiting levels). This course is part of the core curriculum for Level 3.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Successful students will improve aural comprehension skills preparing them for regular academic coursework. They will practice and demonstrate effective note-taking of classroom lectures. Students will increase their academic vocabulary for study in American colleges and universities. 

Students will demonstrate the mastery of the above skills through completing daily extensive listening tasks, taking quizzes that will assess their ability to use various listening strategies they learned, completing listening exercises in the textbook, and successfully passing midterm and final writing exams.  

The course will focus on intensive listening comprehension practice using a wide variety of English styles and a number of techniques and media to improve students' listening and note-taking skills. The media offerings may include: popular songs, movies, documentaries, television news programs, speeches, and lectures.

Key Performance Indicators:
Percentages are approximate. Students who earn a grade below B (85%) will be required to repeat the course. At the instructor's discretion the following criteria will be used for the purpose of assessment:

Attendance 15-25% 

Class participation 15-25% 

Homework 15-25% 

Quizzes 15-25% 

Tests 25-35% 






Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Patricia A. Dunkel and Frank Pialorsi, Listening & Notetaking Skills, current edition, Heinle Cengage Learning.

Pedagogy Statement:

Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 10