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SP20-1-2
This class is appropriate for students who have already taken Intermediate Pronunciation and Prosody and/or have control of individual sounds of English pronunciation, but still want to work on improving “listener-friendly” pronunciation. More
Starts Starts: 1/27/2020 10:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Location Location:
Status Status: 9 wait spaces available
Class Size Class size: 18 seats
SP20-1-1
Do you have difficulty listening and talking to people in English? This class will help you communicate more effectively in face-to-face interactions. Students will learn and practice language patterns of American English that they use to start, maintain, and end social conversations, or to participate more actively in class discussions. More
Starts Starts: 1/27/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Location Location:
Status Status: 5 wait spaces available
Class Size Class size: 16 seats
SP20-1-5
Do you have difficulty listening and talking to people in English? This class will help you communicate more effectively in face-to-face interactions. Students will learn and practice language patterns of American English that they use to start, maintain, and end social conversations, or to participate more actively in class discussions. More
Starts Starts: 1/27/2020 1:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Location Location:
Status Status: 14 wait spaces available
Class Size Class size: 18 seats
SP20-1-4
Do you want to write clear, correct, and natural sentences in English? This class will help you understand and practice rules and patterns for the basic structures of sentences: phrases and clauses. Specific grammar topics may include articles, nouns, verbs tenses, subject-verb agreement, modifiers, relative clauses and sentence types. Note: Topics may vary by session, and class can be repeated. More
Starts Starts: 1/27/2020 1:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Location Location:
Status Status: 9 wait spaces available
Class Size Class size: 14 seats
SP20-1-3
Do you want to develop your presentation skills in English? This course will focus on the theme of Sustainability. In the course, we look at how sustainability can be applied to different majors and academic fields. Ultimately, students will give a presentation about the connection of sustainability to their own field. More
Starts Starts: 1/27/2020 12:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Location Location:
Status Status: 7 wait spaces available
Class Size Class size: 12 seats
SP20-1-11
This course is designed for international students who want to be more confident, accurate,efficient and effective writers through individualized and group supports from their peers and instructor. It helps you to succeed in planning your writing, revising and editing, and completing a large or small research project specific to your discipline. You will engage in practice of writing clear academic prose and thought-provoking reflection, with attention given language skills as needed. The ultimate goal of this class is to equip 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: 1/28/2020 12:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Location Location:
Class Size Class size: 12 seats
Class full
SP-20-1-13
Do you want to continue to develop your understanding of American culture through language? In this class, you will extend your learning of American idioms, expressions, collocations, and slang, while also improving your reading, listening, and speaking skills. Note: Before taking this course, students should take the Intermediate Vocabulary and Idioms class, or get instructor approval. Topics may vary by session, and class can be repeated. More
Starts Starts: 1/28/2020 1:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Location Location:
Status Status: 7 wait spaces available
Class Size Class size: 10 seats
SP-20-1-27
Are you ready to apply for a job or graduate school? This course will help you write cover letters, résumés and CVs, statements of purpose, and research and teaching philosophies. Each week, we will cover one document, depending on students’ needs. Students will have a chance to meet with instructor for individual feedback. More
Starts Starts: 1/28/2020 1:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Location Location:
Status Status: 2 wait spaces available
Class Size Class size: 10 seats
SP20-1-14
Argumentation plays a significant role in your ability to communicate effectively within the university and in your professional lives. Writing and speaking in a convincing way is a skill that spans all fields and disciplines. This course will help you to become more effective critical thinkers and consumers of information and arguments, with a focus on English language vocabulary and structures. More
Starts Starts: 1/28/2020 1:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Location Location:
Status Status: 7 wait spaces available
Class Size Class size: 14 seats
SP20-1-12
Do you want to practice English in a fun, social setting? This class is an opportunity to experience modern gaming culture while learning English at the same time. The culture of board games will be introduced as part of a process of inquiry of experiencing and reflecting on American culture. More
Starts Starts: 1/28/2020 12:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Location Location:
Status Status: 1 wait space available
Class Size Class size: 13 seats
SP20-1-8
Do you want to write clear, correct, and natural sentences in English? This class will help you understand and practice rules and patterns for the basic structures of sentences: phrases and clauses. Specific grammar topics may include articles, nouns, verbs tenses, subject-verb agreement, modifiers, relative clauses and sentence types. Note: Topics may vary by session, and class can be repeated. More
Starts Starts: 1/28/2020 10:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Location Location:
Status Status: 9 wait spaces available
Class Size Class size: 14 seats
SP20-1-7
This short course will help non-native speakers of English develop a more “listener friendly” pronunciation through practice of clear vowel sounds and the sound patterns in spoken English (including stress, rhythm, and melody). More
Starts Starts: 1/28/2020 10:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Location Location:
Class Size Class size: 16 seats
Class full
SP-20-1-16
Do you want to improve your understanding of American culture through language? In this class, you will learn American idioms, expressions, collocations, and slang, while also improving your reading, listening, and speaking skills. The course examines several cultural topics, such as time, sports, interpersonal relationships, and job/work. More
Starts Starts: 1/28/2020 3:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Location Location:
Status Status: 6 wait spaces available
Class Size Class size: 13 seats
SP-20-1-17
Do you want to develop your presentation skills in English? This course will help. You will learn effective principles for designing and delivering successful slideshow presentations. The first half of the session will focus on developing appropriate form and content of a slideshow. The second half will focus on verbal and non-verbal communication skills for a powerful delivery. More
Starts Starts: 1/28/2020 6:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Location Location:
Class Size Class size: 15 seats
Class full
SP20-1-9
Do you need help with punctuation rules and usage? This course helps students write more clearly by learning how to use punctuation markers correctly and consistently. Topics include how to use commas, colons, dashes, semicolons, apostrophes, quotation marks, and parentheses. Note: Topics may vary by session, and class can be repeated. More
Starts Starts: 1/28/2020 12:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Location Location:
Status Status: 8 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 14 seats
SP20-1-10
Do you struggle to write emails in English? This class will help you communicate more effectively and appropriately through email in academic and professional settings. You will also improve your overall English communicative skills through practice with grammar and vocabulary, as well as cross-cultural knowledge about politeness and pragmatics. More
Starts Starts: 1/28/2020 12:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Location Location:
Status Status: 2 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 14 seats
SP20-1-18
Do you want to speak with clearer American English pronunciation? This workshop will help! Students will learn to use “The Color Vowel Chart,” an interactive tool about how the mouth makes vowel sounds in English. Students will get to practice individually and in small groups with a variety of fun and engaging activities, and will receive free copies of the Color Vowel Chart for future use. More
Starts Starts: 2/3/2020 6:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 1 wait space available
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
SP-20-1-22
Participants will learn work-related American idioms. This workshop will help intermediate and advanced learners of English to improve their understanding of American culture and build their vocabulary of American idioms, expressions, collocations, slang, etc. Workshop activities may include individual and partner work, listening activities, Kahoot! online game, and role play. More
Starts Starts: 2/5/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 10 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 16 seats
SP20-1-19
Does your English vocabulary limit your ability to express yourself accurately? This workshop will teach students how to use the website Colwords to improve your language skills by focusing on highly expressive words that add depth, color, and meaning to your vocabulary. Practice will include speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. Students will get to practice individually and in small groups with a variety of fun and engaging activities. Students should bring a charged smart phone or other device as we will use it extensively during this workshop. More
Starts Starts: 2/10/2020 6:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Class Size Class size: 22 seats
Class full
SP20-1-20
Do you have questions about how native speakers use words and phrases in real life situations? This workshop will introduce two powerful language tools Youglish and COCA. These resources will help students discover for themselves how words and phrases are used in speech and writing, so that they can use these patterns more naturally and effectively. Practice will include an overview of the websites and tools, along with many different activities. Students should bring a charged smart phone or other device as we will use it extensively during this workshop. More
Starts Starts: 2/17/2020 6:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 1 wait space available
Class Size Class size: 23 seats
SP20-1-21
Are you uncomfortable using body language when you communicate in English? Gestures and non-verbal communication such as eye-contact can be confusing for language learners. In this workshop, students will learn how gestures and other non-verbals can enhance meaning when speaking one-on-one or in presentations. The cultural meaning of gestures in the American context will also be presented in fun and engaging activities. Students will practice using gestures and body language in a variety of pair and group work scenarios. More
Starts Starts: 2/24/2020 6:00 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 13 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
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