Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   On-Ramp Speaking and Listening

 Title Abbreviation:   ON-RAMP SPEAK AND LISTEN

 Department:    ELA

 Course #:    35

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    4

 CIP:    320305

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

A course for English Language Acquisition students with an emphasis on developing speaking fluency, listening, and pronunciation. This prepares students for College and Career Bridge classes.Speak for understanding and clarity through peer interviews, group discussions, and presentations. Demonstrate ability to comprehend , pronounce, and define academically appropriate vocabulary. Participate actively in class and group discussions. Demonstrate academic listening comprehension by identifying main ideas and answering questions about lectures, Ted Talks , or Podcasts.


Prerequisite: Linked to On Ramp / Completion of ELA 018.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Basic Education N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Actively engage in speaking and listening activities using On Ramp curriculum content.
  2. Take notes on discussion, lecture, or video/audio that includes main idea and correlating questions.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate listening behaviors by not interrupting others, limiting cell phone use, making eye contact with speaker, and using gestures such as nodding to indicate attention.
  4. Demonstrate academic listening skills by asking clarification questions of speaker using appropriate tone.
  5. Build on the ideas of others by referencing what was said previously while clearly expressing own point of view even if different than previous speaker.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

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