Tompkins Cortland Community College

ESL 112 - Speaking & Listening II


This intermediate ESL course develops conversation, pronunciation, idiomatic, and aural comprehension skills. Conversational and idiomatic skills focus on fluent and appropriate use of oral communication skills in a variety of social, business, and academic situations. Pronunciation focuses on clearer articulation of English vowels and consonants and on increased control of the stress, intonation, and rhythm of English. Listening comprehension stresses understanding verbal instructions, questions, and academic lectures, including note taking. Students learn appropriate verbal and non-verbal behavior as well as conversational management techniques to exchange ideas in small and large group conversation. Students must receive a C or better grade to successfully complete this course. Prerequisites: Appropriate assessment test score. 4 Cr. (4 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.