English Language Institute (Division 363)

110. Integrated Academic Skills. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (3). (Excl).Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

This course is designed for non-native graduate and undergraduate students who have been conditionally accepted to the University but who do not yet have sufficient language proficiency to enroll in more than one or two academic/content courses. The course focuses on improving skills needed across disciplines, including reading and vocabulary building, lecture comprehension and notetaking, writing and discussion. Class meetings are four to five hours per week. Students are graded on a credit/no credit basis. A student receives a passing grade if she or he has attended classes regularly, successfully completed specified assignments and performed satisfactorily on a final evaluation task. (Soden)

310(Ling. 332). Reading and Vocabulary Development. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

This course is designed for non-native graduate and undergraduate students who have sufficient language proficiency to be admitted to the University, but who could profit from instruction in reading strategies appropriate for processing academic texts and in the structure of English academic vocabulary. Class meetings are once a week for ninety minutes. Students will be evaluated on their successful completion of regular assignments and a midterm and final exam. (Reinhart)

312(Ling. 344). Academic Grammar I. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

This course is designed for non-native graduate and undergraduate students who have sufficient language proficiency to be admitted to the University, but who still lack accurate control of key grammatical structures associated with both spoken and written academic English. Course topics will include the use of modals, tense and voice usage, nominalizations, parallel structure and patterns of cohesion. Class meetings are once a week for ninety minutes. (Reinhart)

313. Academic Grammar II. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

Designed for non-native graduates and undergraduates who already possess a good knowledge of English grammar. This course is a continuation of Academic Grammar I. Emphasis will be on grammar used in academic contexts. Topics include advanced features of punctuation connectives, cohesion, prepositions, article usage and complex nominalization. Grades are based on regular attendance, successful completion of specified assignments and satisfactory performance on a given project. (Selinker)

320(Ling. 340). Writing for Academic Purposes I. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

This course is designed for non-native graduate and undergraduate students who have sufficient language proficiency to be admitted to the University, but who need to improve their writing skills to perform successfully in academic work. There is instruction and practice in the writing of a range of texts for academic purposes, e.g., extended definitions, introductions, descriptions of processes, and data commentaries. Grades are based on regular attendance, satisfactory completion of specified writing assignments, and satisfactory performance on a final exam. (Swales)

322(Ling. 330). Term Paper Writing. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

This course is designed for non-native graduate and undergraduate students who have sufficient language proficiency to be admitted to the University, but who could profit from instruction in writing term papers. Class meetings are once a week for ninety minutes. Students are introduced to the steps for developing a well organized and properly documented term paper. These include an introduction to library resources, choosing and limiting topics, reading, note-taking, paraphrasing, summarizing sources, etc. Grades are based on regular attendance, successful completion of specified assignments, and satisfactory completion of a final term paper. (Soden)

330. Language and Communication I. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

This course is designed for non-native undergraduate and graduate students. The focus will be on interpersonal communication skills including: two-way interactions, group interaction, student-professor consultations and student-student negotiations. Classes meet two hours per week for ten weeks. Evaluation will be ongoing in terms of class participation, completion and quality of assignments and a final assessment of proficiency. (Madden)

332(Ling. 334). Lecture Comprehension. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

This course is designed for non-native graduate and undergraduate students who have sufficient language proficiency to be admitted to the University, but who need to improve their listening and note-taking skills in order to perform successfully in their academic work. Class meetings are three hours a week for seven weeks. Instruction focuses on listening skills within an academic context: 1) subject matter comprehension, 2) paralinguistic cues in academic interactions, 3) cross-cultural differences. Grades are based on regular attendance, successful completion of specified assignments, and satisfactory completion of a final examination. (Reinhart)

334(Ling. 336). Speaking in Academic Contexts. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

This course is designed for non-native graduate and undergraduate students who have sufficient language proficiency to be admitted to the University, but who need to improve their presenting and discussion skills in order to perform successfully in their academic work. Class meetings are twice a week for ten weeks. Course material includes: academic discussion, summarizing, paraphrasing, and organizing and giving oral presentations. (Madden)

336(Ling. 338). Pronunciation I. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

This course is designed to provide students with basic work in the fundamentals of spoken English (i.e., English Phonetics and Phonology) through intense study of: a) vowels of English, b) selected features of stress, rhythm, and intonation patterns of English, c) consonants and consonant combinations. The course work is basically group-oriented, but will allow focus on students' individual needs through self-study programming and small-group video filming and critiquing sessions. ELI 336 focuses on pronunciation as an integral part of oral communication and emphasizes three interrelated components: 1) speech production (with a focus on discrete elements of pronunciation), 2) speech performance (with a focus on general elements of speech delivery and spoken language structure), and 3) relationships between spoken and written English (with a focus on sound/spelling correspondence.) This course is intended as a introductory/ intermediate course. (Morley)

337. Pronunciation II. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

This course will begin with a very rapid review of the fundamentals of spoken English as covered more intensely in Pronunciation I. (See ELI 336 description.) Then the work will move to a dual focus. In class sessions once a week students will concentrate on modifying speech fluency, with work on elements of stress, rhythm, rate, pacing and pausing, and vocal qualities. In small-group sessions once a week students will concentrate on modifying accuracy in spoken English with work on sounds and sound combinations. Self-study programming and small-group filming and critiquing sessions will focus on students' individual needs. This course is intended as an intermediate/advanced course. (Morley)

380(Ling. 180). Introduction to FTA Instruction. FTA screening exam and permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (2). (Excl).Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

This course is designed for and restricted to graduate students who are not native speakers of English and who are being considered for teaching assistantships at the University. Students will be assigned to the course based on their performance on a FTA screening examination administered by the Testing Division of the English Language Institute and judged in concert with representatives of the department in which the student would teach. The main purposes of the course are to aid students in developing competence in 1) comprehending spoken classroom discourse, 2) giving short simulated classroom presentations, and 3) engaging in everyday communicative acts required for effective teaching (both for groups and individual consultations). Extensive videotaping will be used in the course. The course is graded credit/no credit. It may be repeated for credit with the instructor's permission. (Ard)

383. FTA Interacting Skills. FTA screening exam and permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

This course is designed for and restricted to graduate students who are non-native speakers of English and who are being considered for teaching assistantships at the University. Students will be assigned to the course based on their performance on a FTA screening examination administered by the Testing Division of the English Language Institute and evaluated in concert with representatives of the department in which the student would teach. The purpose of this course is to teach students the nature of interactive language use in office hour tutorial, and laboratory settings and to provide them with opportunities to practice these skills. Class activities may be video-taped and transcribed. Students will meet with the instructor for discussion and critique of their performance. Class meetings are once a week for ninety minutes. The course will be graded credit/no credit and may be repeated with the permission of the instructor. (Madden).

392. Topics in English for Non-native Speakers. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1-2). (Excl).

Special courses arranged for selected non-native speakers in particular classes, departments, schools or colleges. These courses are designed to focus on specific features of the relevant disciplinary and educational cultures which are anticipated to cause particular difficulty for non-native speakers. These features may include disciplinary specific requirements in terms of skills, the English language and/or discourse. The format of these courses, scheduling and patterns of assessment will vary according to circumstance. (Reinhart)


lsa logo

University of Michigan | College of LS&A | Student Academic Affairs | LS&A Bulletin Index

This page maintained by LS&A Academic Information and Publications, 1228 Angell Hall

The Regents of the University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA +1 734 764-1817

Trademarks of the University of Michigan may not be electronically or otherwise altered or separated from this document or used for any non-University purpose.