• Program: English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Course: College Communication Skills III
  • Course #: ESOL0833
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

Communication skills are critical for success in college. This course provides the knowledge and practice necessary to improve listening comprehension, speaking, and pronunciation skills in college-level 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:
Demonstrate basic note-taking skills
Identify main ideas within an oral presentation
Identify key details within an oral presentation
Discuss college level academic topics
Develop academic 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 OR ESOL0821 and ESOL0822 and ESOL0823 with a grade of C or better
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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