English Enhancement: Speaking and Listening 

  1. Synopsis 

To help students attain the proficiency levels required on speaking and listening LPATE papers by providing specific input on pronunciation, reading aloud with meaning, discussion skills (LPATE Speaking) as well as the ability to understand spoken texts of various types, including discussions, debates, interviews and documentaries, which English teachers listen to for both teaching and professional development purposes (LPATE Listening). Students are provided with opportunities for improving practical test-taking skills. 



  1. Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs) 

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: 



Acquire knowledge of commonly mistaken English vowels and consonants and ways of communicating meaning of prose passages with appropriate clarity and expression in a read-aloud context (LPATE Speaking) 



Develop the ability to organise and present a recount of a personal experience or a coherent argument within specified time limit, and to participate actively in a discussion on a topic, issue or situation (LPATE Speaking); 



Develop the ability to listen for factual details, main ideas and deeper meanings in spoken texts (LPATE Listening) 








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