Academic Listening and Note-Taking

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About this course: This course will help non-native English speakers improve their listening and note-taking skills for the purpose of listening to academic lectures. You will learn techniques for improving your understanding and skills for taking more effective notes, and you will get lots of practice in using these. If you're planning to attend college classes in English, then this class is for you. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Understand and follow a lecture 2. Take better lecture notes 3. Discuss courses with classmates and professors 4. Give an effective academic presentation Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the inst…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: This course will help non-native English speakers improve their listening and note-taking skills for the purpose of listening to academic lectures. You will learn techniques for improving your understanding and skills for taking more effective notes, and you will get lots of practice in using these. If you're planning to attend college classes in English, then this class is for you. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Understand and follow a lecture 2. Take better lecture notes 3. Discuss courses with classmates and professors 4. Give an effective academic presentation Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version.

Who is this class for: This course is for non-native English speakers who want to improve their listening and note-taking skills.

Created by:  University of California, Irvine
  • Taught by:  Tamy Chapman, Instructor, International Programs

    University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
  • Taught by:  Dana Saito-Stehberger, Curriculum Coordinator

    Instructor, International Programs
Basic Info Course 1 of 4 in the Learn English: Advanced Academic Speaking and Listening Specialization Level Intermediate Commitment 4-5 hours/week for 4 weeks Language English, Subtitles: Chinese (Simplified) Hardware Req Recommended though not required that you have access to 1) printer and 2) scanner or smartphone. How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.4 stars Average User Rating 4.4See what learners said Coursework

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Welcome



This is the first course in the Learn English: Advanced Speaking and Listening specialization. It is aimed at learners whose native language is not English. This course will help you improve your academic listening and speaking skills. For example, you will learn how to understand and follow a lecture, how to take better lecture notes, how to discuss courses with classmates and professors, and how to give an effective academic presentation.


2 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Course Introduction
  2. Peer Review: Introductions
  3. Reading: Being Respectful
  4. Video: Meet the Teachers


What is Academic Listening and Why is It Important?
This week, you will begin thinking about academic listening. You will learn what makes it difficult and how you can get better at listening and note taking. You'll also learn some tips to make it easier.


4 videos, 11 readings, 3 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Week 1 Introduction
  2. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  3. Video: Listening Introduction
  4. Reading: Note Taking Lesson
  5. Practice Quiz: Note-Taking Practice Quiz
  6. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  7. Video: Cornell Note-Taking Lecture
  8. Reading: Resources on Note Taking
  9. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  10. Video: Note Taking Demonstration
  11. Practice Quiz: Cornell Note-Taking Practice Quiz
  12. Reading: Lesson Objectives
  13. Reading: Symbols and Abbreviations Lecture
  14. Reading: Note Taking Symbols
  15. Reading: Lecture and Note-Taking Practice 1
  16. Reading: Check Your Answers
  17. Practice Quiz: Listening and Note-Taking Practice Quiz
  18. Reading: Note-Taking Assignment 1 Instructions

Graded: Independent Note-Taking Practice
Graded: Note-Taking Assignment 1
Graded: Note-Taking 1 Graded Quiz

WEEK 2


Identifying Topic and Purpose



Now, you will learn about strategies to make you a better listener. You'll learn about what things to pay the most attention to and what things might not be so important in a lecture. You'll also learn that listening well to a lecture starts before the class and continues after the class.


2 videos, 7 readings, 5 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Week 2 Introduction
  2. Reading: Listening Strategies Lecture and Practice
  3. Practice Quiz: Listening Strategies Practice Quiz
  4. Reading: Lecture and Note-Taking Practice 2
  5. Reading: Check Your Answers
  6. Reading: Language Cues Lecture
  7. Reading: Common Language Cues in Lectures Handout
  8. Practice Quiz: Language Cues Practice Quiz
  9. Practice Quiz: Listening and Note-Taking Practice Quiz
  10. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  11. Video: Listening to Introductions Lecture
  12. Practice Quiz: Check Your Understanding Practice Quiz
  13. Practice Quiz: Listening to Introductions Practice Quiz
  14. Reading: Note-Taking Assignment 2 Instructions

Graded: Independent Note-Taking Practice
Graded: Note-Taking Assignment 2
Graded: Note-Taking 2 Graded Quiz
Graded: Language Cues Graded Quiz

WEEK 3


Identifying Main Ideas and Details
Last week, you learned about listening to the beginning of a class lecture. This week, you will learn about listening to the middle of the lecture. You'll learn about idenifying main ideas and details and how to organize them well in your notes.


4 videos, 5 readings, 6 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Week 3 Introduction
  2. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  3. Video: Main Idea Lecture
  4. Practice Quiz: Main Idea and Details Listening Practice Quiz
  5. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  6. Video: Identifying Important Points Lecture
  7. Practice Quiz: Listening to Important Points Practice
  8. Practice Quiz: Listening to Important Points Practice Quiz
  9. Video: Analyzing Charts and Graphs Lecture
  10. Practice Quiz: Analyzing Charts and Graphs Practice Listening 1
  11. Practice Quiz: Analyzing Charts and Graphs Practice Listening 2
  12. Practice Quiz: Analyzing Charts and Graphs Practice Quiz
  13. Reading: Lecture and Note-Taking Practice 3
  14. Reading: Check Your Answers
  15. Reading: Note-Taking Assignment 3 Instructions

Graded: Independent Note-Taking Practice
Graded: Note Taking Assignment 3
Graded: Note Taking 3 Graded Quiz

WEEK 4


Identifying Stance and Speaker Attitude
You've been learning about how to listen and take notes about various parts of a lecture. In this final week, you'll learn about some other strategies to help you listen and take notes more effectively in lectures.


5 videos, 8 readings, 4 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Week 4 Introduction
  2. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  3. Video: Speaker's Stance Lecture
  4. Reading: Speaker's Stance Practice
  5. Practice Quiz: Speaker's Stance Practice Quiz
  6. Practice Quiz: Listening for Speaker's Stance Practice Quiz
  7. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  8. Video: Handling Unfamiliar Information Lecture
  9. Reading: Lecture and Note-Taking Practice 4
  10. Reading: Check Your Answers
  11. Reading: Lecture Objectives
  12. Video: Types of Arguments Part 1 Lecture
  13. Video: Types of Arguments Part 2 Lecture
  14. Practice Quiz: Arguments Practice Quiz 1
  15. Practice Quiz: Arguments Practice Quiz 2
  16. Reading: Note-Taking Assignment 4 Instructions
  17. Reading: Learn

Graded: Independent Note-Taking Practice
Graded: Note Taking Assignment 4
Graded: Note Taking 4 Graded Quiz
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