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ELIUP 054 Speaking & Listening III • 4.5 Cr.


Students are introduced to oral presentation and begin acquiring and using analysis, organizational, and synthesis skills. Increasingly difficult oral proficiency skills are taught and practiced, including pronunciation. Students take notes, demonstrate eye contact and summarize orally. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the ELI program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Express likes, preferences, and expectations and to state opinions and beliefs
  • Explain a sequence of past events in chronological order
  • Initiate casual conversations and participate in small and large group discussions
  • Use the grammatical structures listed in corresponding writing level outcomes and apply vocabulary appropriate to more complex topics (e.g. current events, controversies)
  • Prepare and deliver an oral presentation which includes an explanation of vocabulary, an outline, a summary of main points and a conclusion (use of visual aids optional)
  • Use appropriate rhythm, stress, intonation
  • Take simple notes from live speech or audio/video tapes useful for test preparation and class review
  • Use appropriate eye contact and listening signals

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