English Listening and Conversation I
Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This intermediate-level conversation course will give you the opportunity to practice using English to discuss a variety of topics of current interest in the world around us. The goal is for you to become comfortable engaging in and developing the conversation on a variety of topics that are both familiar and unfamiliar to you. Lack of knowledge or experience with a topic will not be accepted as an excuse for lack of participation in class. A good conversationalist finds a way to engage in conversation on various topics. Though you will not be required to have specific knowledge on every topic, you will be expected to come up with an opinion on every topic. This can be accomplished by linking the topic to knowledge and experiences that are both related to the topic and already familiar to you.
Students will also be responsible for monitoring group discussions from time to time and to give a short analytical summary of the group's discussions at the end of the class hour.
You will be evaluated daily in class based on:
- Your preparedness for discussion (including having the article with you in class and possible discussion questions prepared in written form)
- Your familiarity with the reading
- Your expression of a clear and logical opinion on the topic
- Your active effort and ability to extend and develop a conversation on the topic
- Your ability to communicate effectively in English with your conversation partners
- Your ability to summarize and analyze group discussions
A course reader for the class will be available for purchase in the Main Library Copy Center.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.