Listening & Notetaking 3

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January 9, 2023

Course Offers

This course will help you get ready to take university level coursework. As you progress through the course, you will watch videos introducing high-interest subject matter, listen to lectures, take interactive quizzes, and express your ideas and opinions.

Authentic material will provide opportunities for meaningful discussions. Lectures on relevant subjects will help you develop listening, note taking, and vocabulary skills.

Syllabus

About the Course

Quickly prepare to listen to university coursework on the CEF B2 level. Watch interactive videos and listen to engaging lectures as you learn to take effective notes. Each unit focuses on building vocabulary and language necessary to understand academic lectures.

In this course, we will cover six lecture topics about life in the United States. In each unit, we will preview the topic, talk about note taking strategies, learn new vocabulary, listen to the lecture and take notes, and then finish with a quiz. You will also have the opportunity to express your ideas and opinions on two of the topics.

By the end of the course, you will be able to listen and take notes on academic lectures, and understand basic concepts of American thinking.

You will need to pass each unit quiz with a 80% to progress to the next unit. If your score is less than a 80%, you will be able to review the lessons and retake the quiz.

The course follows the textbook Listening & Notetaking Skills 2. You may purchase the textbook on amazon.com

The Teacher

Richard Carrigan has been an educator for over 30 years and a filmmaker for the past ten years. He has experience teaching English as a Second Language in Asia and teaching university students in the United States. He earned his undergraduate degree from Loma Linda University and his graduate degree from Shenandoah University.

Introduction

In this course, we will cover six lecture topics about life in the United States. In each unit, we will preview the topic, talk about note taking strategies, learn new vocabulary, listen to the lecture and take notes, and then finish with a quiz. You will also have the opportunity to express your ideas and opinions on two of the topics.By the end of the course, you will be able to listen and take notes on academic lectures, and understand basic concepts of American thinking.

Lessons

Welcome to Listening & Notetaking 311 Preview

Unit 1: U.S. Population

Unit 2: Immigration

What are the reasons people immigrate to another country? What challenges might immigrants face in a new country?

Lessons

2.1 Immigration to the U.S. 2.2 Vocabulary 2.3 Notetaking: Dates, Countries, and People 2.4 LECTURE: IMMIGRATION 2.5 Audio Response 2.6 Accuracy Check

Unit 3: Work in America

Unit 4: Families in the United States

Unit 5: Religion in the United States

Unit 6: Birth, Marriage, and Death