ESL 038 Intermediate ESL Listening and Speaking

Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:
Test Scores or (ESL 026 and ESL 028)


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

Students continue to develop and expand their communication skills through a variety of situations.

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. Engage in conversations and discussions. (CCC 1; PGC 1,2)
  2. Apply listening and speaking skills to respond appropriately. (CCC 1, 2; PGC 1, 2)
  3. Communicate in accurate and culturally-appropriate ways. (CCC 1, 2, 3; PGC 1, 2)
  4. Use spoken language to describe people, places, activities, and situations. (CCC 1; PGC 1)

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. Engage in conversations and discussions
    1. Greet, introduce, ask, and engage others in spoken situations.
    2. Apply appropriate vocabulary.
    3. Apply pronunciation appropriately.
  2. Apply listening and speaking skills to respond appropriately.
    1. Follow spoken directions.
    2. Respond using appropriate language forms.
    3. Identify critical information from spoken contexts.
    4. Answer questions about key points, information, and ideas.
  3. Communicate in accurate and culturally appropriate ways.
    1. Recognize and use social cues for communication.
    2. Discriminate and produce target sounds.
  4. Use spoken language to describe people, places, activities, and situations.
    1. Relate facts and stories about family, school, work, health, and home.
    2. Identify and use adjectives and adverbs.
    3. Convey relevant and important information from a situation.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

90 100 = A
80 89 = B
70 79 = C
0 69 = 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.

Final Course Grade:

Calculated using the following weighted average

Evaluation Measure

Percentage of final grade

Listening Tests (summative)


Speaking Test(s) (summative)


Presentation(s) (summative)


Quizzes and assignments (formative)




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.
  5. Use grammatical structures accurately and appropriately to support effective comprehension and expression of English in daily and academic situations.
  6. Use a variety of technological tools to learn and express English in everyday and academic settings.
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.