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ELIUP 044 Speaking & Listening II • 4.5 Cr.


Continuation of work begun in Level 1. Students improve their ability to express themselves in formal and informal situations. There is a balance between speaking and listening during class. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the ELI program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Ask and answer simple information questions with more elaboration
  • Use clear, logical and grammatically understandable language in everyday survival situations (using the telephone, taking care of business in a bank, making healthcare appointments, shopping, asking for movie times)
  • Give and follow directions (catching buses and transferring) more accurately
  • Ask for clarification with more sophistication
  • Demonstrate oral proficiency of the grammatical structures—verb tenses, modals, adverbs, nouns, pronouns
  • Use increasingly complex vocabulary appropriate to a variety of topics/settings
  • Pronunciation
    • Distinguish between and produce minimal pairs—increased frequency and accuracy
    • Identify intonation patterns used in basic sentence types—increased frequency and accuracy in declarative and question forms
    • Identify and produce present and past tense final –s and –ed endings—increased frequency and accuracy
  • Listening
    • Distinguish the number of speakers in a taped conversation
    • Determine the main ideas and supporting details expressed by each
    • Introduction to oral presentation outcomes
  • Be able to take simple, usable notes from short presentations or mini-lectures

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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