English Language Institute (Division 363)

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

A sequel to ELI 110, this course is designed for students who have been conditionally accepted to the University but do not have sufficient language proficiency to enroll in more than one or two academic content courses. The course focuses on discrete and global listening skills, note-taking skills from mini-lectures, written summary skills, discussions from readings and lectures, and continues to focus on reading and vocabulary building. 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 class 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)

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. (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, and literature reviews. Grades are based on regular attendance, satisfactory completion of specified writing assignments, and satisfactory performance on a final evaluation task or given project. (Soden)

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

This course is a sequel to ELI 320, Writing for Academic Purposes I. Student may be assigned to the course based on their performance in ELI 320, or the Academic Entry Examination. A writing course designed to improve proficiency in a range of academic text-types such as critiques, exam essays, reviews, abstracts, more complex introductions and discussions. Unlike ELI 320, attention is also given to longer pieces of writing. Class meets once a week for 1 1/2 hours. Evaluated by assignments and final paper. (Selinker)

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

This course will emphasize the development of interactive oral/ aural skills in the following areas: 1) different registers, 2) levels of formality, 3) negotiations in conversations, 4) persuasion, 5) argumentation. This course is designed for non-native graduate and undergraduate students and is a sequel to ELI 330 Language and Communication I. Students may be assigned to the course based on their performance in ELI 330, or on the Academic Entry Examination or after an oral interview with an ELI advisor. Class meetings are two hours a week for ten weeks. Grades are based on regular attendance, successful completion 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 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. (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 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. (Marley)

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

This course will focus on three areas: a) instruction and practice in the use of English vocal prosodics (especially volume, rate, phrasing, stress, rhythm, and intonation) to improve fluency in spoken English; b) instruction and practice in application of mechanics of speech articulation (especially precision of articulation and clarity of articulation) to improve accuracy in spoken English; c) instruction and practice in the use of speech formatting and speech stylistics of delivery to improve communicability. (Marley)

380(Ling. 180). 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. (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 an ITA 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. This course is designed for students whose English skills are insufficient to allow them to profit from ELI 381 or 383. The main purposes of the course are to develop comprehension of spoken pedagogic discourse in English (via a range of analytic scale communicative acts needed for effective teaching (both to groups and in one-on-one situations), and to improve language effectiveness in classroom activities. Examples of these acts are topic-introductions, definitions, exemplifications and initial responses to questions. The course is graded credit/no credit. It may be repeated for credit with the instructor's permission. (Madden)

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 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 an ITA 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 regularly with the instructor for discussion and critique of their performance. 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. (Section 001 Madden; Section 002 Reinhart)

394. Oral Communications in Business for Non-Native English Speakers. Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1-2). (Excl).

This course provides students with practice in effective spoken communication in a variety of business and business school settings. Communication activities include speeches and presentations, discussion and negotiation sessions, interviewing and other types of information exchange. Features of English emphasized in the course are pronunciation, organization, appropriateness, grammatical accuracy, summarizing, clarification, negotiation strategies, and non-verbal communication. (Reinhart)


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