This course provides an opportunity for intensive communication in spoken English. Emphasis is on vocabulary acquisition, interactive communication, and American Accent acquisition through the discussion of media materials and authentic texts. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss selected topics, express ideas and opinions clearly, and engage in formal and informal conversations. Students practice speaking and listening strategies for effective communication for discussions, interviews, presentations, and note-taking to improve fluency in speaking and listening. Students will study the important effect intonation and body language have on meaning, build vocabulary and critical thinking skills, and develop confidence in speaking with purpose. The focus of this course is to prepare students for success in the workplace and community.