Goals of this course:


  1. Comprehend the central idea and important details of a speech related to professional, social & academic topics.
  2. Differentiate between relevant and irrelevant material in short lectures in order to practice effective note-taking.
  3.  Compose and present talks and speeches with clear pronunciation and accurate use of complex grammatical structures. 
  4.  Evaluate and express opinions on themes introduced while listening. 
  5.  Use a wide variety of concrete and abstract vocabulary when discussing different topics. 
  6.  Choose language that is situational and culturally appropriate