ESL: Practical Listening - Following Conversational Interactions

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ESL: Practical Listening - Following Conversational Interactions

Course Description

In the Practical Listening: Following Conversational Interactions course, you will learn how to actively listen to four different types of conversations: instructional conversations, emotional conversations, argumentative conversations, and relational conversations. This course also teach you about a variety of conversation listening skills.

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Requirements & Materials

Provided (student will receive)

  • All materials will be provided to the student through the campus learning platform.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English who are at the high intermediate to advanced proficiency level and are interested in improving their listening skills in English.

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What You Will Learn

  • Strategies to follow a variety of conversations
  • Skills for recognizing differences in formal and informal English
  • Awareness of topic shifts, implied messages, and conversation speed
  • Strategies for showing empathy through active listening
English as a Second Language learners collaborating in classroom

How You Will Benefit

  • Feel more confident in your ability to understand conversations in different social and cultural contexts.
  • Increase your fluency in oral communication.
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An excellent experience in learning a second language because of methodology for academics and success. In addition, you gain knowledge about other cultures through personal sharing with other classmates.

- Sandra Naranjo Betancur


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