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ESOL 0034 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

ESOL Academic Speaking
Prerequisite: Student must have successfully completed ESOL 0033 or placed into course through appropriate assessment.
Course Description: This course stresses academic speaking skills. Students learn formal presentation techniques as they defend a point of view and participate in seminars, panels, and debates. Formal rhetorical skills such as cause/effect, process, and persuasion will be practiced. In addition, students refine note-taking skills and practice critical assessment of arguments and presentation skills. Pronunciation skills, including stress and intonation, will continue to be refined with focused effort on areas of need through monitoring of oral production. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3201085512

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Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.

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