ELI 131 - Interactive Communication
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language Institute (ELI)
Department: LSA English Language Institute
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Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.
Waitlist Capacity:
Waitlist Notes:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is designed to develop conversational fluency. We will explore and practice modes of communication that fluent, experienced speakers of English use in academic settings. Discussions in class and activities outside of class will develop interactive speaking and understand the cultural practices of language and communication in seminars, meetings with professors, collaboration with classmates, and other encounters with expert speakers of English in their coursework and in campus life.

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for international first-year or incoming transfer students who are new to US academic institutions. Students at more advanced undergraduate standing may be interested in this course if they desire to improve spoken fluency or their ability to interact in academic contexts.

Class Format:



ELI 131 - Interactive Communication
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
M 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Mini-course: Meets for 10 weeks

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