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SU20-1-9
This course is about social interaction and developing the skills required to have a relevant, informative, and productive conversation. Students will learn commonly practiced language techniques and vocabulary to start, maintain, and end conversations. Students will practice these skills to improve their fluency and confidence. Students will also learn linguistic and cultural knowledge about how conversation and small talk functions in North America, including body language, personal space, and relationship building. Students will have the opportunity to work directly with their instructor 1:1, as well as their peers (in small groups) to hone their conversation skills. More
Starts Starts: 6/1/2020 9:30 AM
Sessions Session: Online
Location Location:
Class Size Class size: 8 seats
Class full
SU20-1-4
This 4-week short course will help intermediate and advanced learners of English to improve their vocabulary knowledge. Participants will set a personal S.M.A.R.T. goal for vocabulary development and create an action plan. This will be an online course with three 50 minute-long online class meetings (live instruction) and four online modules that students will complete on their own (asynchronous instruction). Students are also encouraged to schedule short individual meetings with the instructor. More
Starts Starts: 6/1/2020 2:00 PM
Sessions Session: Online
Location Location:
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
Class full
SU20-1-8
This course will focus on the theme of Sustainability, an important issue in the world today, and one of the themes of Purdue’s 150 Giant Leaps ongoing celebration this past year. In the course, we will look at how sustainability connects to everyone at an individual level as well as to all of society in many ways. We will also discuss how sustainability can be applied to students’ different majors and academic fields, and ultimately students will give a presentation about the connection of sustainability to their own field. The short course will teach students how to organize a presentation with a PowerPoint, and make an effective presentation virtually. The course will include a mix of virtual meetings with the instructor (live instruction) and online activities that students will complete on their own (asynchronous instruction). More
Starts Starts: 6/1/2020 6:00 PM
Sessions Session: Online
Location Location:
Status Status: 9 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 16 seats
SU20-1-2
Much of what we do nowadays is online – including presentations. Are you preparing for a virtual conference, dissertation defense or an informational meeting with fellow scholars? In this short course, participants will learn how to effectively prepare and deliver presentations via video conferencing. We will become familiar and comfortable with virtual presentation platforms, learn how to develop appropriate form and content for a slideshow presentation, and sharpen verbal and non-verbal communication skills that make for a powerful delivery. This will be an online course with hour-long online class meetings held twice a week. The students and the instructor will decide on the meeting times together based on student availability. More
Starts Starts: 6/1/2020 1:00 PM
Sessions Session: Online
Location Location:
Status Status: 2 wait spaces available
Class Size Class size: 16 seats
SU20-1-3
Are you currently working on an academic paper? Do you want to learn more about some important aspects of writing an academic research paper? This course will help you to be more confident, accurate, efficient and effective writers through individualized and group supports from your peers and instructor. It helps you to succeed in understanding some important aspects of an academic paper, planning your writing, revising and editing, and completing a large or small research project specific to your discipline. The ultimate goal of this class is to equip you to deliver convincing and clear written communication and be able to revise your own writing so that you can use those skills not just in your university courses/projects, but also in your future career. More
Starts Starts: 6/2/2020 2:00 PM
Sessions Session: Online
Location Location:
Class Size Class size: 16 seats
Class full
SU20-1-7
Do you want to improve your conversation skills and learn to communicate better across cultures? In this short course, we will practice conversation skills by discussing intercultural topics. In the process, you will learn how to talk about your own culture and how to make both personal and professional connections with people of different cultural backgrounds. Specific topics will include communication styles, friendship, teamwork, and diversity, among others. Students will have opportunities to interact with the full class, in small groups, and with the instructor one-on-one. We will meet virtually for class twice a week (live video instruction) for an hour each Monday and Wednesday, and have an informal “coffee chat” at the end of each week as well. Short online activities will also be completed outside of class. The first class will take place on Monday, June 8 at 10 am EDT and further times will be decided based on student availability. More
Starts Starts: 6/8/2020 10:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
Location Location:
Status Status: 3 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 16 seats
SU20-1-6
Clear English Pronunciation can be one of the most challenging language skills to acquire for students. This short course will help non-native speakers of English to develop a more “listener friendly” pronunciation through practice of clear vowels, consonants, and the sound patterns of spoken English (including stress, rhythm, and melody). Online class sessions will include focused instruction about challenging aspects of English pronunciation, strategies to practice these skills, and other hands-on activities. Students will also practice with partners outside of class and then demonstrate what they have learned to the class for feedback and discussion. More
Starts Starts: 6/8/2020 2:00 PM
Sessions Session: Online
Location Location:
Class Size Class size: 8 seats
Class full
SU20-1-10
Clear English Pronunciation can be one of the most challenging language skills to acquire for students. This short course will help non-native speakers of English to develop a more “listener friendly” pronunciation through practice of clear vowels, consonants, and the sound patterns of spoken English (including stress, rhythm, and melody). Online class sessions will include focused instruction about challenging aspects of English pronunciation, strategies to practice these skills, and other hands-on activities. Students will also practice with partners outside of class and then demonstrate what they have learned to the class for feedback and discussion. More
Starts Starts: 6/8/2020 3:30 PM
Sessions Session: Online
Location Location:
Status Status: 2 wait spaces available
Class Size Class size: 8 seats
SU20-1-5
The first day of this class will be June 15th. This class focuses on consuming media in English and discussing opinions, sharing insight, and giving feedback about different media throughout the course. Media discussed in this course will include movies, documentaries, TV show episodes, music videos, songs, and news. This course takes an interactive approach to consuming media: students will watch or listen to media about a range of topics to enhance their listening skills in English. Then afterwards, together as a class online through video chat, we will discuss the media that was assigned and critically think about the messages involved in it. Content will include themes on culture, society, ethics, academia, politics, humor, and others. Skills we aim to improve during this class are conversational skills in an American context, listening in English, and English vocabulary on current topics. More
Starts Starts: 6/15/2020 1:00 PM
Sessions Session: Online
Location Location:
Status Status: 7 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 16 seats
SU20-1-1
This course is about social interaction and developing the skills required to have a relevant, informative, and productive conversation. Students will learn commonly practiced language techniques and vocabulary to start, maintain, and end conversations. Students will practice these skills to improve their fluency and confidence. Students will also learn linguistic and cultural knowledge about how conversation and small talk functions in North America, including body language, personal space, and relationship building. Students will have the opportunity to work directly with their instructor 1:1, as well as their peers (in small groups) to hone their conversation skills. More
Starts Starts: 6/15/2020 1:00 PM
Sessions Session: Online
Location Location:
Class Size Class size: 10 seats
Class full
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