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W3H. ESL Listening and Speaking – Online  

Colwrit W3H. ESL Listening and Speaking – Online  

2 units, P/NP

In this online course, non-native speaking students will improve listening comprehension and oral skills by focusing on refining English pronunciation to minimize miscommunication.  By analyzing audio/video clips, students identify features of spoken American English for better understanding. Students also learn and practice strategies to help correctly produce American English stress, rhythm, intonation, plus individual vowel and consonant sounds.  Students submit audio/video recordings that are analyzed and evaluated by the instructor to help each student speak with greater clarity.

Note: This course does not require students to be in the Berkeley-area during the course. Students with internet access may enroll and participate in the course wherever suits them.