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Accent Reduction Summer

IV. Accent Reduction

Prerequisite: Oral Communication

Summer Session: Tuesdays, June 20 - August 1 (no class 7/4), 4:30pm-6:30pm

This class helps non-native speakers to recognize and practice American English sounds, stress, and intonation patterns in order to improve comprehension and intelligibility. This is accomplished through identification of problem areas, focused practice and recording of exercises for instructor feedback.

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Oral Communication Summer

I: Oral Communication

Summer Session: Monday, June 12 - Thursday, June 15, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Attendance is required ALL 4 Days

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.

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Postdoc Popsicles with OPA

Friday, May 12, 2:00pm-4:00pm, MSOB Courtyard

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is hosting The Pop Nation gourmet popsicles for postdocs working on campus.

Sign up and stop by for a hand crafted, gourmet ice pop, made with real fresh fruit! All flavors are 100% vegan and gluten free!

Popsicles will be provided until supplies run out – we recommend stopping by on the earlier side if you can!


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