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Oral Communication Spring A

This event is part of series:

April 3, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Dominic Wang

I: Oral Communication

Spring Session A: Tuesdays, April 3-May 1, 5:00pm-7:00pm

This course focuses on helping students improve their oral communication skills for academic and daily life. Emphasis is on increasing confidence and fluency through realistic activities both in and out of class covering pronunciation, idiom and slang usage, active listening skills, and conversation strategies. 

Course topics:

  • Conversations in formal and informal settings: what to say and how to say it
  • Skills and strategies for effective listening and improving pronunciation
  • Verbal skills and strategies for participating in group situations
  • Understanding cultural cues and expectations in oral communication

By the end of the course, participants are expected to:

  • Gain skills to improve conversational fluency
  • Apply techniques to improve pronunciation
  • Develop active, and interactive, listening skills
  • Articulate ideas more clearly and confidently
  • Use more sophisticated verbal skills in negotiation, persuasive or awkward situations