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Intermediate Level
Approx. 32 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Indonesian, English, Spanish

Skills you will gain

English LanguageLectureNote TakingSpeech

Learner Career Outcomes

60%

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18%

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Flexible deadlines
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 32 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Indonesian, English, Spanish

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 2 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
Meet the Teachers1m
1 reading
Being Respectful5m
9 hours to complete

What is Academic Listening and Why is It Important?

9 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 11 min), 11 readings, 6 quizzes
4 videos
Listening Introduction3m
Cornell Note-Taking Lecture5m
Note Taking Demonstration1m
11 readings
Lecture Objectives5m
Note Taking Lesson1h
Lecture Objectives5m
Resources on Note Taking10m
Lecture Objectives5m
Lesson Objectives5m
Symbols and Abbreviations Lecture15m
Note Taking Symbols30m
Lecture and Note-Taking Practice 11h
Check Your Answers30m
Note-Taking Assignment 1 Instructions30m
4 practice exercises
Note-Taking Practice Quiz4m
Cornell Note-Taking Practice Quiz6m
Listening and Note-Taking Practice Quiz12m
Note-Taking 1 Graded Quiz14m
Week
2

Week 2

8 hours to complete

Identifying Topic and Purpose

8 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 6 min), 7 readings, 9 quizzes
2 videos
Listening to Introductions Lecture5m
7 readings
Listening Strategies Lecture and Practice20m
Lecture and Note-Taking Practice 21h
Check Your Answers20m
Language Cues Lecture30m
Common Language Cues in Lectures Handout10m
Lecture Objectives5m
Note-Taking Assignment 2 Instructions30m
7 practice exercises
Listening Strategies Practice Quiz6m
Language Cues Practice Quiz6m
Listening and Note-Taking Practice Quiz8m
Check Your Understanding Practice Quiz6m
Listening to Introductions Practice Quiz14m
Note-Taking 2 Graded Quiz14m
Language Cues Graded Quiz12m
Week
3

Week 3

8 hours to complete

Identifying Main Ideas and Details

8 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 19 min), 5 readings, 9 quizzes
4 videos
Main Idea Lecture3m
Identifying Important Points Lecture5m
Analyzing Charts and Graphs Lecture9m
5 readings
Lecture Objectives5m
Lecture Objectives5m
Lecture and Note-Taking Practice 31h
Check Your Answers20m
Note-Taking Assignment 3 Instructions30m
7 practice exercises
Main Idea and Details Listening Practice Quiz10m
Listening to Important Points Practice8m
Listening to Important Points Practice Quiz16m
Analyzing Charts and Graphs Practice Listening 18m
Analyzing Charts and Graphs Practice Listening 28m
Analyzing Charts and Graphs Practice Quiz8m
Note Taking 3 Graded Quiz16m
Week
4

Week 4

7 hours to complete

Identifying Stance and Speaker Attitude

7 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 22 min), 8 readings, 7 quizzes
5 videos
Speaker's Stance Lecture5m
Handling Unfamiliar Information Lecture3m
Types of Arguments Part 1 Lecture7m
Types of Arguments Part 2 Lecture5m
8 readings
Lecture Objectives5m
Speaker's Stance Practice20m
Lecture Objectives5m
Lecture and Note-Taking Practice 430m
Check Your Answers20m
Lecture Objectives10m
Note-Taking Assignment 4 Instructions30m
Learn More5m
5 practice exercises
Speaker's Stance Practice Quiz6m
Listening for Speaker's Stance Practice Quiz6m
Arguments Practice Quiz 16m
Arguments Practice Quiz 26m
Note Taking 4 Graded Quiz16m

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About the Learn English: Advanced Academic Speaking and Listening Specialization

This specialization covers the listening and speaking skills that non-native English-speaking students need to be successful in English-speaking colleges and universities. Native English-speaking students who would like to increase their chances of success in university courses will also benefit as well anyone interested in improving their listening comprehension skills. You will learn how to listen to class lectures and take notes more effectively. You will also improve your speaking skills for common tasks such as class discussions and presentations. In the capstone, you will create a video presentation on an academic topic....
Learn English: Advanced Academic Speaking and Listening

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