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    Jul 13, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

ESL 7634 - Introduction to the Adult English Language Learner: Developing Oral Skills


This course covers the nature of oral communication. Gain an awareness of the form, meaning and use of spoken English and how to present language to learners most effectively. Learn about the principles of teaching listening and speaking, use of authentic materials, and the assessment of oral proficiency and listening comprehension. Develop a basic understanding of the sound system of English: phonetics, stress, rhythm and intonation. Learn strategies for teaching pronunciation. Emphasis is put on developing classroom practices that maximize student participation.

Target audience: ESL teachers of adult learners.

Credits: 2