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. (2-3). (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 fluency and vocabulary building. Class meetings are from 4-6 hours per week. Students are graded on a credit/no credit basis. A student receives a passing grade if he or she has attended class regularly, successfully completed specified assignments and performed satisfactorily on a final evaluation task. Cost:1 WL:3

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 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(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. 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. (Parker)

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

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

With a focus on academic English as a Second Language, this course will emphasize the development of effective listening strategies. It will feature communicative exchanges in classroom, seminar, discussion session, and laboratory reporting settings. Work will follow a format which uses interactive task activities involving all class members as either a speaker/responder or a listener/responder in a variety of presentations and follow-up question-and-answer interactions. This course is for non-native graduate and undergraduate students and is a follow-up 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 final assessment of proficiency. Cost:1 WL:3 (Morley)

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. [Cost:1] [WL:3] (Madden)

336(Ling. 338). 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, reductins, rhythm, linking, ntonation, 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 begin with 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)

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. (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).

Section 001 PROFESSIONAL-CLIENT COMMUNICATION. This course is for students who work with the general public in some professional capacity. It is appropriate for students from a variety of disciplines who need to talk with informants, clients, or patients e.g., Dentistry, Library Science, Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology. The course aims at improving students' cross-cultural awareness and effectiveness in professional-client and professional-professional oral interactions. Course activities include analysis and discussion of audio/video- taped job interactions and role-playing simulations. Cost:1 WL:Permission of instructor form necessary for all students enrolling in the course. (Briggs)

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).Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

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. [Cost:1] [WL:3]


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