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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Oral Communication Fluency for Non-Native English Speakers
Major: 6223
First Term: 2008 Summer I    Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 15
CIPS Code: 9.9999
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: Shared by: GC, MC
Occupational Area: Not Applicable
Instructional Council: Communication (55)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Academic Certificate (AC) in Oral Communication Fluency for Non-Native English Speakers is a concentrated program of study in communication and oral fluency designed to extend traditional ESL coursework. It provides Non-Native English Speakers with intense practice in pronunciation and fluency of American speech as well as experience in all communication contexts including interpersonal communication, small group interaction, problem solving, and public speaking. Students develop skills to enhance their professional, academic, and social interactions to become more competitive and effective in the academic environment and in the workplace.

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has a prerequisite
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the "Required Courses" area.

Required Courses
 Credits: 12
 COM110Interpersonal Communication3
 COM120Pronunciation of American Speech3
+COM221Oral Fluency in American Speech3
+COM282ACVolunteerism for Speech Communication: A Service Learning Experience3
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 3
Any approved General Education course in the cultural awareness [C] value

Program Competencies
1.Demonstrate skill in using verbal and nonverbal symbols, interactive listening, resolving interpersonal conflict, and developing and maintaining personal and professional relationships. (COM110)
2.Analyze American speech production problems due to accents produced by another language; correct misarticulated American speech sounds; demonstrate critical listening to sound production and American English speech patterns; use American idioms and expressions; and prepare and deliver group and individual speech presentations. (COM120)
3.Demonstrate oral fluency in spontaneous speaking contexts and presentational speaking skills in English. (COM221)
4.Complete a service-learning field experience within a private or public agency, educational institution, or citizen volunteer group. (COM282AC)