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NC.ESL - 071 - College Listening and Speaking II - Heather Maclean

Course:College Listening and Speaking II
Professor:Heather Maclean
  • OnlineLive
  • Hybrid
Course Length:
  • Applies to All Course Lengths


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Welcome to this college listening and speaking course.  My name is Heather, and I will be your instructor for this course. 

I'm looking forward to meeting you all and working with you on your speaking and listening skills. 

Course Description

This course provides practice speaking at the high-intermediate level in formal and informal college situations.

We will focus on listening, speaking, and pronunciation. You will do a lot of talking and listening as we go through interesting topics, learn new vocabulary, and reinforce grammar.

Some topics we may discuss (these topics may change and students will choose one of our lesson topics).



What to Expect in this Course

This is an OnlineLive and class with asynchronous hours attached.  We will meet online through Zoom and through Canvas. We will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Our first class is January 3rd!  The Canvas Site will be available on Monday January 2nd. 

All the materials you need are available through Canvas. Don't worry if you are new to Canvas, there is plenty of help available for you. Don't be afraid to ask. Of course, I will help you access and navigate the class and tell you what you need to know. 

This is a Winter class, so it is very short. We only meet on Zoom two times a week, so you will have homework and activities outside of the class hours. 

You need to log-in to Canvas regularly to: 

  • read announcements
  • participate in Discussions
  • do the homework
  • submit assignments

When we meet on Zoom, you will participate in:

  • pair and small group discussions
  • conversations
  • roleplays/dialogs
  • games

Assignments may include presentations, note-taking, and listening activities. 

Types of Assessments

I will give you feedback and corrections on your listening and speaking throughout. 

We may do some Kahoot quizzes, listening comprehensions, dictations, and presentations. 

This class is Pass/No Pass

Textbook Information

I will provide materials. No textbook is required.

Other Relevant Course Information

This class will give you the opportunity to practice your spoken English and get some correction in a comfortable online ESL classroom.

As you know, the more your practice, the better your English gets. Come with specific goals and I will help you. 

You will also get to learn even more about American culture, and be able to share your culture and experiences. 

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 06/06/2022 Sub#: 1175