Speaking and Listening for the Non-Native Speaker I (EGL 078 is repeatable up to six hours)
I. Course Prefix/Number: EGL 078
Course Name: Speaking and Listening for the Non-Native Speaker I (EGL 078 is repeatable up to six hours)
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
B. To provide opportunity for individuals to give, listen to, and respond to short speeches;
C. To provide opportunity for in class listening comprehension sessions;
D. To teach the student to monitor speech and modify sound production and speech patterns for greater clarity and fluency of spoken English.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
2. Asking for information
3. Agreeing and disagreeing
4. Giving and following instructions
5. Talking about the past
6. Talking about the future
8. Giving opinions and stating preferences
9. Describing places, people, and things
10. Talking about similarities and differences
11. Beginning and ending conversations
12. Expressing emotions
13. Listening for the main idea
14. Listening for details
15. Listening for and using organizational markers
16. Pronunciation, stress, and intonation
17. Understanding new vocabulary in context
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
B. Students will work in discussion groups on a variety of speaking activities, including role playing, informal debating, and discussing solutions to hypothetical problems found at home, school, and work.
C. Students will participate in self-initiated speaking and listening activities (interviewing, listening to authentic English conversations, watching and reporting on TV viewing.) outside of class and will report on the activities during class or individual conferences.
D. Students needing intensive pronunciation help will be advised to listen to speech tapes and/or see the dialect modification tutor in the Academic Assistance Center.
E. Students will listen to and be quizzed on tapes, recordings, and films the instructor brings to class.
F. Students will be asked to read the text as well as essays, stories, and news articles on handouts in order to participate in class discussions. New vocabulary (including idioms and slang) will be introduced.
G. Grammar will be covered whenever possible, especially if it is interfering with oral communication.
IX. Instructional Materials
Instructors will select texts from the following list (to be revised annually):
A. A Matter of Opinion, Pleskovitch & Peman: Holt, Rinehart, & Winston, 1986.
B. The Non-Stop Discussion Workbook, Rooks: Harper Collins, 1988
C. The Culture Puzzle, Levine: Prentice-Hall, 1987
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
B. Formal speeches
C. Impromptu speeches, role playing, conversation sessions, and
D. Informal debates
E. Quizzes, homework
F. Attendance and Participation
XI. Other Course Information
B. Plagiarism policy
C. For whatever information/procedures the instructor holds the student accountable.
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.