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Approx. 26 hours to complete

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English

Subtitles: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Indonesian, English, Spanish

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 26 hours to complete

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English

Subtitles: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Indonesian, English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Welcome

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

What is Academic Listening and Why is It Important?

4 videos (Total 11 min), 11 readings, 6 quizzes
4 videos
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
8 hours to complete

Identifying Topic and Purpose

2 videos (Total 6 min), 7 readings, 9 quizzes
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
8 hours to complete

Identifying Main Ideas and Details

4 videos (Total 19 min), 5 readings, 9 quizzes
4 videos
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
7 hours to complete

Identifying Stance and Speaker Attitude

5 videos (Total 22 min), 8 readings, 7 quizzes
5 videos
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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Top reviews from Academic Listening and Note-Taking

By TADec 11th 2018

It is very useful and very interesting course i learned a lot of skills from this course and these skills which i learned from this course will help me in my whole life regarding my studies

By SSAug 11th 2017

This was a very informative course. It taught me a lot as a student and since I took it, I have improved a lot at school.

Instructors

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Tamy Chapman

Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
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Dana Saito-Stehberger

Curriculum Coordinator
Instructor, International Programs

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

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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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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