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Accent Reduction Summer

IV. Accent Reduction

Prerequisite: Oral Communication

Summer Session: Thursdays, June 27 - August 1, 5:00pm-7:00pm

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: Tuesdays, June 25 - July 23, 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.

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Oral Communication Spring B

I: Oral Communication

Spring Session B: Tuesdays, May 7 - June 4, 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.

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Accent Reduction Spring

IV. Accent Reduction

Prerequisite: Oral Communication

Spring Session: Thursdays, April 4-May 9, 5:00pm-7:00pm

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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Professional and Academic Writing Spring

II: Professional & Academic Writing

Prerequisite: Oral Communication

Spring Session: Wednesdays, April 3-May 8, 5:00pm-7:00pm

This  course on academic writing for publication focuses on learning to write coherently, clearly, and concisely. It will also include some practice in writing effective emails, letters, and short proposals. The course includes two 30-minute individual tutorials with the instructor.

Oral Communication Spring A

I: Oral Communication

Spring Session A: Tuesdays, April 2 - April 30, 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.

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Oral Communication Winter B

I: Oral Communication

Winter Session B: Thursdays, February 14 - March 14, 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. 

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Oral Communication Winter A

I: Oral Communication

Winter Session A: Thursdays, January 10 - February 7, 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:

Professional and Academic Writing Winter

II: Professional & Academic Writing

Prerequisite: Oral Communication

Winter Session: Thursdays, January 10-February 14, 5:00pm-7:00pm

This  course on academic writing for publication focuses on learning to write coherently, clearly, and concisely. It will also include some practice in writing effective emails, letters, and short proposals. The course includes two 30-minute individual tutorials with the instructor.

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