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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.

Spring 2024 registration is now closed. Check back in early August for Fall 2024 sign up.

Activities include:

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

Focus of the course is on:

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

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 adds more presentation-style activities. The courses do not have to be taken in sequence.