ESL*970AM Accent Modification with Marsha Chan (3 units)

Distance Education Delivery (Online)

Section 31187 Spring Semester 2014

Face-to-face meetings
: Saturday, February 8, 1:00-4:00 pm, Main Building Room E3-501
Midterm 1 meeting: Sat. Mar. 8, 1:00-4:00 pm, Room to be announced in Angel
Midterm 2 meeting: Sat. Apr. 12, 1:00-4:00 pm, Room TBA in Angel
Final: Sat. May 17, 1:00-4:00 pm, Room TBA in Angel
Teach & Confer live web sessions TBA in Angel. Attendance is optional and sessions will be archived.

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Course Description

Advanced ESL speakers receive guidance and extensive practice in refining oral production and listening skills. Listening focuses on discrimination of sounds in English and on comprehension of connected spoken discourse. Oral production focuses on increasing control of the English sound system. The course emphasis is on overall pronunciation improvement so as to minimize miscommunication or misperception due to foreign accent.

Prerequisites: One of the following:

  • Successful completion of ESL 960G High-Intermediate Grammar, ESL 960LS, High-Intermediate Listening/Speaking and ESL 960RWHigh-Intermediate Reading/Writing at Mission College
  • The equivalent of the above coues at another accredited educational institution*
  • Completion of an AA/AS degree or higher at an English-medium institution*
    *Contact a Mission College counselor or the instructor as soon as possible for assistance clearing the course prerequisites. Note: Students MUST have a student ID number to be seen by a counselor.

Students taking the online section of ESL*970AM Accent Modification must have access to the Internet with a microphone and headphones or speakers. Please attend the orientation meeting as noted above. Access the class at Angel or the professorís web page. If you cannot attend the orientation, please contact the instructor as soon as possible.


American English collage

Marsha Chan

office: C1-126
professor's homepage