ESL 048 Advanced ESL Listening and Speaking

Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:
Test score or (ESL 036 and ESL 038)


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

Students expand listening and speaking skills through interactive and task-based activities. Emphasis is on understanding and expressing ideas and opinions in extended discourse on a broad range of 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. Engage in extended conversations and discussions. (CCC 1; PGC 1, 2)
  2. Provide responses consistent with the expectations of listening situations at the advanced level. (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 or summarize activities, situations, events, people, places, and opinions. (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 extended conversations and discussions.
    1. Greet, introduce, ask, and engage others in social situations.
    2. Ask for information, permission, opinion, and directions.
    3. Form yes/no and information questions in simple, progressive, and perfect tenses.
  2. Provide responses consistent with the expectations of listening situations at the advanced level.
    1. Follow spoken directions.
    2. Provide appropriate answers to a spoken prompt.
    3. Convey important facts and information from listening scenarios.
    4. Provide answers appropriate to a spoken prompt.
    5. Use correct word order to formulate responses.
  3. Communicate in accurate and culturally-appropriate ways.
    1. Discriminate and produce target sounds.
    2. Use correct word order in statements and questions to facilitate comprehension.
    3. Recognize and use social cues for communication.
    4. Recognize and convey spoken opinions and attitudes.
  4. Use spoken language to describe or summarize activities, situations, events, people, places, and opinions.
    1. After listening to a story, dialogue, or short lecture, provide an appropriate spoken response to a spoken prompt.
    2. Apply appropriate vocabulary to describe and communicate.
    3. Convey a clear and organized summary, opinion, or narrative
    4. Engage audience in a discussion about the main ideas and details of a spoken presentation.
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 Evaluations (summative)


Presentations (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.