Listening/Speaking courses prepare students to use everyday and academic English so they are comfortable in both the community and university classrooms.
- In the beginning level classes, students focus on sound-symbol correlation, expanding vocabulary, spelling patterns for sounds, and correct use of tenses in spoken discourse.
- Then in intermediate levels the focus is on learning to receive, understand, organize and retrieve information. Students also work to organize and expand their spoken discourse with transitions.
- Finally, in the advanced levels students focus on taking accurate lecture notes and making longer presentations. In all levels, students are encouraged to ask questions and share their opinions and experiences as they interact with material about American culture.