English Language Institute (Division 363)

110. Integrated Academic Skills I. 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 speaking informally and in discussion, conversational listening and lecture comprehension, reading and vocabulary building, and writing. Class meetings are six 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. [Cost:1] [WL:3] (Axelson)

300. Writing and Grammar in Academic Contexts. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (2). (Excl).

The course focuses on the organization and grammatical accuracy of academic prose. Students will be given instruction and practice in writing paragraphs, extended definitions, short reports, data commentaries, and process descriptions. Grammatical emphasis will be on article usage, appropriate tense choice, coherence and nominalization. Students will be expected to complete weekly assignments and will meet individually with the instructor to discuss development. They will participate in group work and peer activities in class to help develop accurate and organized academic prose. Grades are based on a series of assignments plus a final exam or project. Cost:1 WL:3 (Parker)

310. 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 vocabulary. Students will be evaluated on their successful completion of regular assignments and a midterm and final exam. Cost:1 WL:3 (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 general English grammar. Emphasis is placed on the linguistic features of English that contribute to the development of an academic style. These include handling qualifications, improving coherence, talking about text, and dealing with the work and opinions of others as well as further work on tenses and articles. Grades are based on a series of assignments plus a final exam or project. [Cost:1] [WL:3] (Selinker)

320. 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. The course includes 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 evaluation task or project. Cost:1 WL:3 (Axelson)

321. Writing for Academic Purposes II. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

Students may be assigned to this course based on their performance in ELI 320 or the Academic English Evaluation. The course focuses on organization and coherence in longer pieces of writing, and includes practice in argumentation, transitions, conciseness, and patterns of organization. A 6-8 page paper is required. (Swales)

322. 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 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. [Cost:1] [WL:3]

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. Cost:1 WL:3 (Madden)

332. 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. [Cost:1] [WL:3] (Reinhart)

334. 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 speaking skills in order to perform successfully in their academic work. Class meetings are twice a week for ten weeks. Instruction focuses on speaking skills within an academic context. Course material includes: 1) academic discussion, 2) summarizing, 3) paraphrasing, and 4) oral presentations. [Cost:1] [WL:3] (Madden)

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

This basic course is designed to serve two purposes. The first is to meet short range goals of improving speech intelligibility through modification of articulation (i.e., selected vowels, consonants, consonant clusters, syllabics, etc.) and vocal qualities (i.e., selected features of phrasing, stress, unstress, reductions, rhythm, linking, intonation, etc.). The second purpose of the course is to guide students in developing processes which will enable them to continue self-modification of pronunciation after formal course work ends. This is the first in a sequence of 3 courses focusing on pronunciation. Cost:1 WL:3 (Selinker)

337. Pronunciation II. ELI 336 and permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

This is the second in a series of 3 courses focusing on pronunciation. This intermediate course will include a very rapid review of the fundamentals of spoken English as covered more intensely in Pronunciation I. 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 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. (Parker)

338. Voice and Articulation. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

A high-intermediate speech/pronunciation course designed to enable non-native speakers of English to enhance their accuracy and fluency through instruction in aspects of vocal control and articulatory phonetics; it will include a focus on general elements of oral communication and communicability. (Morley)

380. Introduction to International Teaching Assistants Instruction. ITA 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 international graduate students who are being considered for teaching assistantships at the University. The main purposes of the course are to familiarize students with the role of a TA on campus, and to improve their English language abilities in classroom activities. For example, students in the course will present topic introductions, definitions, announcements, explanations, responses to questions, and interactive presentations. The course is graded credit/no credit and may be repeated for credit with the instructor's permission. Cost:1 WL:3 (Axelson)

383. ITA Interacting Skills. ITA 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 international graduate students who are being considered for teaching assistantships at the University. The purpose of this course is to develop the interactive language skills required for effective and appropriate communication in office hours, the laboratory, and classroom exchange students. In class, students will learn to facilitate problem solving with undergraduates, to respond to student questions, and to lead discussions. This course will be graded credit/no credit and may be repeated with the instructor's permission Cost:1 WL:3 (Axelson)

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).

This course is designed for and restricted to international graduate students who have completed the ITA workshop and have been offered a position which gives them some contact with undergraduates, but who still need to improve their interactive skills. The course will include discussion, role plays, video viewing, and cultural awareness activities in class. In addition, we will audiotape and videotape participants; encounters with undergraduates and analyze them to set goals for improvement. This course will be graded credit/no credit and may be repeated with the instructor's permission. Cost:1 WL:3 (Axelson)


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