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Course Syllabus

Course: ESL 0411

Division: Humanities
Department: English/Second Language
Title: Level 2 Listening

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

Catalog Description: This course is designed to introduce ESL students to listening skills which are needed for aural comprehension in an academic setting. The course is a directed program which gives students practice in listening to short lectures, taking notes and developing vocabulary. Students are introduced to several English language speech patterns and the words and phrases which let the student know that a particular pattern is being used. When students recognize the context of the information they are hearing, their English listening skills improve.

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

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ESL 0211 or placement in ESL 0411 through the department

Justification: The ESL Department at Snow College houses the intensive ESL program. The four level program provides instruction for students at Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 (elementary through exiting levels). This course is a core course for Level 2. It introduces students to the type of listening they must do at Levels 3 and 4. It is a prerequisite for entry into Levels 3 and 4 at Snow College.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Successful ESL 0411 students will be able to listen effectively to intermediate academic topics.  

Students will demonstrate the mastery of the above skills through completing listening homework assignments, taking weekly quizzes, and a final exam.  

? This course guides students in what to listen for and how to listen in areas using different rhetorical patterns: o process o classification o chronology o comparison/contrast o cause/effect o definition
• The lessons will give practice with vocabulary and facts involving people, places, history, science, and language.

Key Performance Indicators:
In order to pass the course, students must demonstrate a B mastery of course materials. Students who earn a grade below B will be required to repeat the course. Students will demonstrate proficiency through:

note taking  

daily comprehension checks 

homework assignments 

quizzes and exams. 







Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Dunkel and Lim, Listening and Notetaking Skills, current edition, Heinle and Heinle Cencage Learning Publishers.

Pedagogy Statement:

Maximum Class Size: 20
Optimum Class Size: 10