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English Language Programs. English Language Courses for Academic & Professional Communication:
Advanced Pronunciation (3 units). This course is for the non-native English speaker who has basic fluency in the English language, but who wants professional guidance to improve pronunciation accuracy. This course builds students' ability to accurately hear and produce the pronunciation features that most affect intelligibility in spoken English: rhythm, phrase stress, and intonation. Students learn the patterns of English pronunciation, how to predict them, and then put them into practice through focused practice, role-plays, and short presentations.
Writing Workshop for Non-Native English Speakers (2 units). This course emphasizes individualized skill-building practice in writing. Focus areas include writing as a composing process, careful reading for summarizing and reaction, and grammatical troubleshooting and editing.
Conversation and Pronunciation (3 units). This course offers practice with individual sounds, word and sentence stress, intonation, and rhythm of American English, plus conversation strategies and vocabulary expansion.
Listening and Speaking (2 units). Students get structured practice in listening to unedited speech and in learning how to understand fast spoken English in academic situations. Follow-up writing and speaking activities focus on building vocabulary and recognizing expressions that speakers use to emphasize important information, transition between topics, and more.
American Idioms and Slang (2 units), Academic Writing for Second Language Writers (3 units), Fundamentals of Research Writing for the Sciences (1.5 units).
Fundamentals of Research Writing for the Sciences II (1.5 units).
Presentation Skills for the Sciences (2 units)
Language, Culture, and Interaction Strategies for Teaching Assistants (3 units)
Writing Intensive Tutorial
$495 per credit hour