• Program: English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Course: College Communication Skills II
  • Course #: ESOL0823
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

Communication skills are critical for success in college. This course provides the knowledge and practice necessary to improve basic listening comprehension, speaking, and pronunciation skills in American English. Students work on these skills through activities such as listening to lectures, podcasts, and videos, taking notes, doing dictations, participating in discussions, interviewing, and giving presentations.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Take notes from orally presented material
Identify main ideas within orally presented material
Identify key details within orally presented material
Discuss topics relevant to the level of the material
Develop vocabulary
Demonstrate the ability to bring real-life communication into the classroom
Present orally
Demonstrate an awareness of pronunciation rules in American English
Develop strategies to improve pronunciation

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on ESL reading assessment test
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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