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Academic Speaking

Academic Speaking is designed for students whose English speaking skills need improvement. The objective of the course is to strengthen all aspects of speaking ability, especially in academic contexts. Students receive feedback on assignments in class and in individual meetings with the instructor.

(Fall 2015 only)

Activities include:

  • developing discussion skills
  • improving pronunciation
  • preparing for conference presentations

Focus of the course is on:

  • increasing intelligibility
  • increasing fluency
  • increasing accuracy
  • improving public-speaking skills
  • preparing and using visual aids
  • asking and answering questions effectively

Both semesters cover all aspects (discussions, group and individual activities, and presentations) of Academic Speaking. However, the Fall Semester helps prepare students for the academic classroom, as well as enhance individual speaking skills. The Spring Semester continues work on the academic classroom, but add more presentation-style activities. The courses do not have to be taken in sequence.


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