ESL 028 Beginning Listening and Speaking

Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:


Course Credits and Hours:
4.00 credits
4.00 lecture hours/week
0.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

In this beginning-level listening and speaking course, students listen to simple commands, directions, and limited conversations to do task-oriented activities. Students use target structures and new vocabulary to talk about basic topics.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:


Schedule Type:
Classroom Course

Some lecture hours may be completed in a laboratory setting.

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Gather and report basic personal information. (CCC 1; PGC 1, 2)
  2. Respond to and make simple requests. (CCC 1; PGC 1, 2)
  3. Describe people, places, things, and actions. (CCC 1; PGC 1, 2)
  4. Respond to and ask questions about current actions, daily activities, and future plans. (CCC 1, 2; PGC 1, 2)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Gather and report basic personal information.
    1. Introduce self.
    2. Use vocabulary related to family, work, school, health, recreation, and self.
    3. Practice pronunciation.
  2. Respond to and make simple requests.
    1. Monitor listening comprehension.
    2. Follow and give directions.
    3. Form questions in present, past, and future tenses.
    4. Use basic modals.
  3. Describe people, places, things, and actions.
    1. Identify and use adjectives and adverbs to describe physical details of size, weight, color, shape, texture, composition, and functional and relational characteristics.
    2. Recognize and use target vocabulary.
  4. Respond to and ask questions about current actions, daily activities, and future plans.
    1. Participate in a variety of interactive activities to discuss and exchange information.
    2. Use who, what, when, where, why, which, whose, and how to obtain information.
    3. Respond appropriately to and ask yes/no and information questions.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):
  1. Speak English with sufficient proficiency to obtain, exchange, and present information, ideas, and opinions for personal, academic and general work-related purposes.
  2. Apply English listening comprehension skills of formal and informal spoken English in social, academic and workplace settings.
  3. Compose effective paragraphs and/or short essays incorporating the conventions of English grammar, mechanics, and usage.
  4. Use English reading comprehension skills with sufficient proficiency to obtain general information and specific details from a variety of general interest readings and limited academic texts.
Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.