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General English for Spouses / Partners

Program Overview

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General English Conversation Students at Final Potluck.

This tuition-free English course for VU community spouses/partners helps non-native English speakers with a low to intermediate proficiency develop functional oral language skills commonly used in social situations through a series of listening, speaking, and reading activities.

The program was originally funded by a Peabody College Department of Teaching and Learning Instructional Improvement Grant and is currently funded through the ELC.

Program Requirements:

  • Commit to attending the full 11 weeks of classes
  • Agree to being assessed
  • Buy the textbook, available in the Vanderbilt Bookstore
  • Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis

Who should enroll in this program?

This English-language course is specifically designed for adults at the beginning to low intermediate levels. The course focuses on developing functional oral language skills commonly used in social settings. Through a series of listening, speaking, and reading activities, students learn to talk about common topics, and make simple conversation. To allow as many participants as possible to take part in the program, preference is given to language learners who have not not been enrolled the ELC’s General English class before.

How do I enroll?

General English for Spouses/Partners is offered only in the Spring Semester. In December, you will be able to apply for the class.

Questions?

What is a “Partner”? This course is available to same-sex domestic partners of the VU Community.

For more information about the course, please contact:

Romy Frank, Language Teaching Specialist
Tel: +1 615-322-2277
Email: s.romy.frank@vanderbilt.edu


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