This course focuses on listening to various issues, responding through class discussions and writing.
Objectives include developing listening and speaking fluency, improving note-taking skills, and expressing one’s opinion on issues using vocabulary and grammar introduced in class. By the end of the course, the student will be able to deliver a well-structured speech in front of an audience.
Please see uploaded syllabus.
1. Sanabria, Kim, and Carlos Sanabria. Academic Listening Encounters: American Studies (Intermediate). Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008. (ISBN: 978-0-521-68432-3)
2. CDs to accompany text will be available online.
3. Additional reading materials may be assigned throughout the semester.
Assignments turned in late are penalized. Half a grade will be deducted for each day they are late.
Please come to class on time. Attendance is mandatory. More than two unexcused absences will affect your grade.
Syllabus is subject to change based on the level, needs, and actual number of students.
In-class assignments are short writing projects administered periodically in-class. They may cover the assigned readings, or elicit responses/reactions to an audio/visual example. These cannot be made up.
1. Class Participation and Attendance, 25%
2. Homework and In-class Assignments, 20%
3. Midterm Presentation, 25%
4. Final Project: Group Presentation and Paper, 30%