This course aims to train students to develop their speaking and listening skills. Speaking skills include pronunciation as well as informal and academic presentations and discussions. Listening skills include understanding information from basic conversations and academic lectures. The focus of the course will be on practical language use. Every student will perform these tasks numerous times within the class. Extensive use will be made of audio and visual materials to train the students to listen to language used in different situations. Intonation drills will be covered so that students can produce language that approximates native language rhythms.