Academic Speaking Skills for Speakers of English as a Second Language (ESL 115.3)

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ESL 115 02 January 2016


This course develops the academic speaking and communication skills of non-native English speaking students necessary for the Canadian university environment. Students will learn about the academic environment unique to Western university culture, and be given a variety of specific strategies to help navigate those features, such as note-taking. The students will expand their knowledge of vocabulary, syntax and conversational strategies required for participation in academic discussions, and research colloquia. They will also examine applied linguistic content related to the process of language learning. Linguistics and Applied Linguistics content materials will help students to further understand, plan and monitor their own progress in acquiring English as a second/additional language.

Permission of the department required.


Registration in this course is restricted to students who have completed Level UP2 High Advanced Academic English (U of S Language Centre), completed English as a Second Language (University of Regina ?ESL 050?), completed an English Proficiency Test (such as the TEOFL) as a condition of admission; or on the recommendation the U of S Language Centre. Such students may have completed fewer than 21 credit units at a university at which English is the language of instruction. These courses may only be used to fulfill Elective requirements in any Arts & Science program. Students with credit for ESL105 may not receive credit for this course.

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