ESL* 149

This course focuses on American English pronunciation and its application to typical
conversational, reading and writing activities. Topics of study include the following:
consonant and vowel sounds of English; stress, rhythm and intonation patterns of
words and phrases; patterns affecting speech such as deletions, insertions, and linking;
and differences between spelling and speech. Students will practice listening and
speaking exercises using a variety of techniques integrating them with conventional
listening, speaking, reading and writing tasks. This repetition will facilitate the
acquisition of concepts presented in all ESL courses. PREREQUISITES: Specified score
in ESL placement test or successful completion of ESL Level 023 and 027. This course
cannot be used to fulfill Humanities Elective Credit.