ESL029 - Speaking English Level 2

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Subject Title
Speaking English Level 2

Subject Description
Students learn to use level appropriate conversational grammar in everyday situations, including reacting and responding within a Canadian cultural context.   Speaking, listening and decision making skills are developed through guided practice, communicative activities and short presentations.

Credit Status
Non credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. describe activities in the past, present and  future 
2. use plural nouns and countable/uncountable nouns
3. ask questions and give instructions/orders
4. communicate at an appropriate level in spoken English through class activities and active participation

Essential Employability Skills
Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

 English Assessment and Placement (ELL100) 

Topic Outline
.         Present simple, present continuous, past simple, going to
·         Imperatives and questions
·         Plural nouns and countable/uncountable nouns
·         This/that/these/those
·         Possessives
·         There is/are/was/were
·         Adverbs of frequency
·         Can/can’t

Mode of Instruction
In this subject, students are given a thorough explanation of the technical aspects of language and grammar. Students are taught decision making skills in order to converse and respond appropriately.

The following methods may be used by the instructor:

  • conversations/dialogues
  • individual or group oral presentations
  • comprehension activities
  • individual/pair/group work
  • question and answer techniques
  • multimedia

Prescribed Texts
American Jetstream Beginner
Amanda Maris with Jane Revell
Helbling Languages (Publisher)
ISBN: 978-3-99045-359-9

Reference Material
Longman Photo Dictionary of American English
Longman (Publisher)
ISBN:  978-1-405-82796-6

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
To be successful in this course, you must complete all course work as specified and achieve an overall grade of 60% or higher. For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices.

Marking Scheme:

Formative Evaluation 30%
Assignments/Quizzes/Tests 40%
Speaking Skills Assessment 30%

EXC Excellent 80% and up
SAT Satisfactory 60% - 79%
UNSAT Unsatisfactory Below 60%

Approved by: Fiona Bain-greenwood