ELI 210 - English Vocabulary for Speaking and Writing
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (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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Do you find that you sometimes lack the words to say exactly what you want to express? Do you wish to write in a more academic style? This course offers a unique interactive online approach to enhancing your written and spoken English vocabulary.

In this course, you will:

  • develop vocabulary-building strategies
  • learn how to make more effective word choices
  • expand your everyday, informal vocabulary
  • learn how to use free online vocabulary tools

The course is highly individualized to meet the language needs of each student. We will work together to establish your vocabulary goals, plan your own personalized learning path, and track your progress.

Class Format:

This is an asynchronous class, which means that all the activities in this class will be available on Canvas to be retrieved at any time. This class was actually designed to be online and asynchronous before the Covid-19 shutdown. This format allows you to customize your learning experience to focus on the elements of the course most pertinent to your goals.

You will be able to participate according to your own schedule but there will be regular due dates for assignments and some assignments will require interacting with classmates and the instructor. Some synchronous meetings will be required; schedules for these will be flexible and accommodations will be made to allow for access and bandwidth. All other activities are asynchronous. They will consist of participating in discussions in Canvas, creating and uploading video and audio recordings to Canvas, using and reflecting on the utility of a wide range of vocabulary strategies and resources, and using or analyzing your use of vocabulary for the speaking and writing you are doing in your other coursework and activities.

There are no exams. This course will use Canvas for all asynchronous online components. Optional synchronous meetings, office hours, etc. will take place on Zoom. Students should have access to a camera and microphone for both recording video (or audio) and any synchronous meetings.


ELI 210 - English Vocabulary for Speaking and Writing
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