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NC.ESL-071 - College Listening & Speaking II - Nandini Patnaik

Course:College Listening & Speaking II
Professor:Nandini Patnaik
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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Dear students,

Welcome to Non-Credit ESL 071. This is your instructor, Professor Nandini Patnaik.

This class is ideal for students who want to develop two important English language skills: Listening and Speaking. In college life as well as in everyday life, listening with clarity and speaking communicatively are significant. This class is meant to improve those two qualities in you.

During the semester, you will get plenty of opportunity to speak on topic specific themes, ask questions, respond to others’ questions, and express your opinions on a given topic. You will also listen to what your classmates say and understand various details of their speech.

Some other focus points of this class are correct grammatical use, vocabulary building, and fluency of speech. This class is most suitable if you are taking ESL 70 concurrently, or have already taken it, or are planning to take in future. Since the class will have no textbooks, all content materials will be available on Canvas. Your teacher will teach you how to access and use those study materials.

Over and above, right communication is very crucial to college students, and this class will lay the foundation of academic listening and speaking.

If you have any questions, please email me:

As you might know, this class will be held live via Zoom. Once we start this course, I will show a few other ways to contact me outside of our online classes.

Course Description

NC ESL 071 is an intermediate level course that focuses on Listening and Speaking skills necessary for college level preparation. Students in this class will learn how to make conversation, express their opinions, participate in group discussions, engage in academic discussion, and more. The grading for this class will be Pass (P) or No Pass (NP).

What to Expect in this Course

This course is online live, which means you will meet with your teacher during class periods, and the listening and speaking activities will be done online.

Some of the requirements of this class are that you will:

  • Attend Zoom meetings regularly during class periods, the details of which will be given in the course syllabus.
  • Access study materials in Canvas (Your teacher will help you with this).
  • Participate in the online class discussions.
  • Take practice tests to know your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Help each other in the process of learning.

Types of Assessments

  1. One final examination at the end of the semester.
  2. Class participation.

Textbook Information

There is no textbook for this class. All materials will be provided by the teacher in Canvas.

Other Relevant Course Information

  • You should have the Internet connection to access Zoom meetings and COC Canvas portal.
  • You will be taught how to record your speech (in your computer).
  • You will listen to plenty of recorded speeches and conversations, so that you can learn easily.

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: 09/16/2021 Sub#: 660