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Course: Listening-Speaking 5

Instructor: Tom Riedmiller

Office: 72 Baker Hall

Phone/Voice-mail: 273-2182

e-mail: riedmiller@uni.edu

Website: http://fp.uni.edu/riedmill

 Office hours: by appointment

 Required Text:  Mosaic I, by Ferrer & Whalley

 Course Objectives/Goals:

Listening
            
By the end of this course, each student should be able to:

a. recognize the main points and key details of a short academic lecture.
b.  identify appropriate discourse markers (e.g., transitions between the main              parts of the lecture, such as the introduction, main topics, and the conclusion).
c. take adequate and appropriate notes on short lectures related to assigned chapters from Mosaic I.  Specific skills needed include:
    -         the use of abbreviations and symbols in place of words
    -         the proper division/separation of distinct elements in the lecture
    -         identification of the main topics and the most important supporting details for each topic
    -         recognition and use of key words (no full sentences or dictation)
d. discriminate between distinct vowel sounds and recognition of syllable counts.

Speaking

By the end of this course, each student should be able to perform the following:

a. utilize various speech functions such as:
    -         asking for clarification
    -         requesting confirmation
    -         express opinion (e.g., likes/dislikes, agreement/disagreement) with logical explanation.
b. improve overall classroom conversational abilities.
c. give short, well-organized and well-supported speeches/presentations on an academic subject.  This will include appropriate library research.
d. improve ability to communicate outside of the classroom with others in the campus and local community.

Course Evaluation: The instructor will assign grades to each studentís performance in the following areas: tests/quizzes, homework and log assignments, and preparedness for assigned class discussion topics.

 Listening

Chapter quizzes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35%
Midterm exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15%
Final exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25%
Log (Journal)/homework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15%
Class participation/preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10%   

Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100%

 Speaking

Class participation/preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35%
Midterm& Final exams (Oral interviews with instructor) . .30%
In class presentations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30%
Log/homework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5%

Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%

NOTE: Listening and Speaking are complimentary skills, therefore, the student must have a passing grade in both skill areas in order to move on to the next level.

ATTENDANCE: You cannot do well in any of your classes if you are frequently absent or late.  The instructor will record late arrivals and note all absences.  More than three absences may result in a lowering of the studentís overall grade.

 


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