Course: LING 521. Issues in ESL Listening and Speaking (3)
Preparatory or Recommended Corequisite: LING 502. Provides students with a foundation for understanding the processes of listening and speaking as these are experienced by adult second-language learners. While the course focuses on the academic environment, it includes an examination of skills necessary for learners to comprehend a variety of speakers in a range of spoken discourse types, covering both transactional and interactional situations. Also, factors that contribute to effective participation in conversations, including fluency and pronunciation, and cultural and universal rules of discourse are examined, bringing the areas of speaking and listening together in the context of curricular design.