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Winter Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in English Language Institute

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Winter Term, 2001 (January 4 April 26)

Open courses in English Language Institute
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for ELI

Winter Term '01 Time Schedule for English Language Institute.


The Academic English Evaluation (AEE)

Schedule and Information Sheet for Winter, Spring, and Summer Terms, 2001

Before enrolling in University of Michigan courses, most entering students whose native language is not English undergo English re-evaluation by taking the Academic English Evaluation (AEE). This test is administered by the English Language Institute (ELI) at the request of admitting units of the University. Each admitting unit decides which of its students must take the AEE and notifies them of this requirement. You should check your admissions letter and accompanying material to see if you are required to take the AEE. If you are not sure if you must take the exam, ask your admitting unit, not the ELI.

The AEE is a test of academic English skills. Test results are used to place students in, or exempt them from, English language courses. A description of the test is on the back of this page. The AEE includes measures of writing, listening, grammar, vocabulary, reading, speaking, and pronunciation. The test, which takes 2_ to 3 hours, is given over 2-3 days. You take the written portions of the AEE on one day. Then, at other specially-arranged time(s), you have a brief speaking test and an individual counseling session. At the speaking test, an ELI faculty member assesses your speaking and pronunciation. At the counseling session, you get the results of all portions of your AEE and discuss with an advisor which, if any,

English as a Second Language courses you will be required to take or might want to take.

Take the AEE before you register for classes. The calendar below shows the dates that the AEE is offered for students entering in Winter, Spring, or Summer Term, 2001. You must register for the AEE in advance. It will soon become possible to register for AEE on the web. For the latest information, check:

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eli

If you are not able to register on the web, register by phoning 734-764-2413, or send an email message to laruss@umich.edu (include your name and whether you are a graduate student or undergraduate student or a visitor) or go to the ELI Main Office, Room 3004 North University Building.

When you come to take the AEE, you must bring the following pieces of information:

  • your passport or your M-card, and
  • your certificate or letter of admission

AEE vs. IGSI Test: The AEE is not the same as the ELI-IGSI test. The ELI-IGSI test, an oral performance test, evaluates the spoken English of prospective International Graduate Student Instructors. Prospective IGSIs take the AEE before they take the ELI-IGSI test. ELI-IGSI tests are arranged by the academic departments, not by students.

SCHEDULE FOR WINTER TERM 2001 (*=tentative location)

Thurs Dec 14 9:00 -noon 3008 NUB* AEE Written for Grads, Undergrads, and Visiting Schols.
Fri Dec 15 times to be arranged 3008 NUB AEE Speaking and AEE Counseling for those tested 12/14/00

Tue Jan 2 9:00 -noon 3008 NUB* AEE Written for Grads, Undergrads, & Visiting Schols.
Wed Jan 3 times to be arranged 3008 NUB AEE Speaking and AEE Counseling for those tested 1/2/01

Thur Jan 4 9:00 -noon 3008 NUB* Makeup AEE Written for Grads, Undergrads, & Vi. Schols.
Fri Jan 5 times to be arranged 3008 NUB AEE Speaking and AEE Counseling for those tested 1/4/01

Mon Jan 8 9:00 -noon 3008 NUB* Late AEE Written for Grads, Undergrads, & Vi. Schols
Mon Jan 8 times to be arranged 3008 NUB AEE Speaking and AEE Counseling for those tested 1/8/01

Final exam days for the Fall 2000 term start Dec. 15 and end Dec. 22, 2000. Registration for Winter 2001 is Jan 2 (Tues), 2001. UM classes begin Thurs, Jan. 4, 2001. ELI classes will begin the following week. Note that no separate AEE test dates have been set for new undergraduate students in the Winter Term.

SCHEDULE FOR SPRING HALF TERM 2001

Thurs Apr. 26 9:00-noon 3008 NUB* AEE Written for new UM students and Visiting Schols.
Fri Apr. 27 times to be arranged 3008 NUB* AEE Speaking and AEE Counseling for those tested 4/26/01

UM Registration is Mon, April 30. UM Classes begin Tues May 1, 2001.

SUMMER HALF TERM 2001

Since there will be no regular ELI courses for matriculated UM students during the Summer 2001 term, no AEE tests have been scheduled. Students who have been admitted for the Summer Half Term or Fall Term should take one of the early Fall 2001 AEE tests. Students who are required to take ELI courses will be signed up for Fall 2001 term classes when they are counseled.

The ELI will conduct intensive presessional English courses (the English for Academic Purposes Program, Special Business and Law Programs) during the Summer half term (July Aug.) for students who have been admitted to US universities, and who plan to begin their academic studies in the Fall 2001 term.

For further information:

(General Information, Registration): http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eli
or ELI Main Office, 3004 NUB, 734-764-2413, or laruss@umich.edu
Or: (AEE) Barbara Dobson, 3025 NUB, 763-1442 (IGSI) Sarah Briggs, 3001 NUB, 647-0458 Version 2: 8/22/00

AEE (Academic English Evaluation)

Administered to Grads & Undergrads by ELI:
English Language Institute
3004 N. Univ. Bldg 1057 734-764-2413

What is its purpose?

To evaluate the English language skills of non-native speakers of English entering UM, and to assign them to appropriate EAP (English for Academic Purposes) classes.

Who must take it?

Most newly admitted students, both graduates and undergraduates, whose native language is not English. Those students who are required to take the AEE as a condition of their admission have been notified in their admissions packet/letter by their admissions office.

When is it given?

At the beginning of each term, just before or during the registration period.

What is the content?

For undergraduates, 1) a 15 min. reading; 2) a 15 min. sentence completion based on the reading; 3) a 30 min. essay reacting to the reading; 4) a 35 min. multiple-choice listening test; 5) a 30 min. grammar, vocabulary, & reading test; 6) a 15 min. speaking test.

For graduates, 1) a 40 min. written report, based on brief textual information; 2) a 15 min. written commentary on information presented in a graph or table; remainder same as for undergraduates (#4, 5, 6 above).

Interpretation of results?

After taking the written sections of AEE and having an individual speaking test, students see an ELI faculty member to receive score reports & counseling. On the basis of AEE scores, students may be required to take one or more ELI mini courses in areas such as writing, listening, pronunciation, etc.

International undergraduate students who are required to take an ELI writing course must take it prior to enrolling in most of the first-year writing courses offered in the English department. However, an ELI writing course may be taken in the same term as the English course called "Practicum."

In the Fall 1997 & Winter 1998 terms, nearly 641 students were tested (about 160 of them undergraduates). Approx. 34% were not required to take any ELI classes, & 37% were required to take only one ELI mini course.


ELI 300. Writing and Grammar in Academic Contexts.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Susan M Reinhart (susanrei@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ELI 100. (2). (Excl).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed for students who need improvement in both writing skills and grammatical accuracy to perform successfully in academic work. There is instruction and practice including short text-types including paragraph writing, extended definitions, introductions, and data commentary; grammatical focus is on article usage, tense choice, transition works, and relative clauses

In-class work comprises individual and small group writing exercises. Students also meet in small groups several times during the academic term for self and peer correcting; individual conferences with the instructor are also scheduled.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

ELI 312. Spoken and Written Grammar in Academic Contexts.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Carolyn Madden

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed for students who need improvement in both writing skill and grammatical accuracy to perform successfully in academic work. Short text-types introduced and practiced include paragraph writing, extended definitions, introduction and data commentary; grammatical structures such as tense and voice usage, articles, relative clauses, and patterns of cohension. Focus will be accurate use of grammar in both written and spoken contexts.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

ELI 320. Writing for Academic Purposes I.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Judith Ann Dyer (jdyer@umich.edu), Reinhart

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designated for students 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. Emphasis is placed on raising awareness of text-types and style related to particular disciplines and developing skills and strategies to provide cohesive and coherent academic writing.

In class activities include individual and small group writing tasks. Short text types are assigned each week and students are expected to rewrite in response to the editing comments. Students meet individually with instructor throughout the term.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

ELI 320. Writing for Academic Purposes I.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Judith Ann Dyer (jdyer@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided

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ELI 320. Writing for Academic Purposes I.

Section 003.

Instructor(s): Susan M Reinhart (susanrei@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided

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ELI 320. Writing for Academic Purposes I.

Section 004.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided

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ELI 321. Writing for Academic Purposes II.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): christine Feak (cfeak@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to improve students' organization and coherence in longer pieces of writing. Specifically, students learn to recognize and employ in their own writing patterns of organization such as comparison/contrast and cause/effect; appropriate academic argumentation; conciseness; and other features that contribute to a smooth flow of ideas in formal academic writing.

In class work includes individuals and small group exercises and shorter pieces of writing. A longer paper (6-8 pages) revised through several drafts is the major out-of-class assignment; shorter pieces are also done as homework.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

ELI 321. Writing for Academic Purposes II.

Section 002.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided

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ELI 333. Interactive Listening and Communication.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Theresa N Rohlck (trohlck@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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.

Class members are expected to be active participants and fully involved as listener and speaker. Careful listening to the viewpoints of others and respect for the opinions of others is stressed. Students study aspects of speech organization and discourse markers, and effective speech presentation skills through small group analysis of video segments.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

ELI 333. Interactive Listening and Communication.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Judith Ann Dyer (jdyer@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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.

Class members are expected to be active participants and fully involved as listener and speaker. Careful listening to the viewpoints of others and respect for the opinions of others is stressed. Students study aspects of speech organization and discourse markers, and effective speech presentation skills through small group analysis of video segments.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

ELI 334. Speaking in Academic Contexts.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Judy Dyer (jdyer@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed for students who need to improve their presenting and discussion skills in order to perform successfully in their academic work. Course material includes: academic discussion, summarizing, paraphrasing, and organizing and giving oral presentations.

In-class work will include presenting definitions, organizing presentations, and paraphrasing and summarizing in small groups. Videotaped presentations will be critiqued in small groups and on an individual basis with the instructor.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

ELI 334. Speaking in Academic Contexts.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Susan Reinhart (susanrei@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed for students who need to improve their presenting and discussion skills in order to perform successfully in their academic work. Course material includes: academic discussion, summarizing, paraphrasing, and organizing and giving oral presentations.

In-class work will include presenting definitions, organizing presentations, and paraphrasing and summarizing in small groups. Videotaped presentations will be critiqued in small groups and on an individual basis with the instructor.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

ELI 338. Voice and Articulation.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Brenda Prouser Imber (prousimb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This intermediate/advanced pronunciation and public speaking course works on both specific sounds and features of voice and articulation. Students work on global "pronunciation elements" of public speaking (i.e. short monologues) and interactive report and discussion dialogues. Work includes both pre-planned speaking styles and extemporaneous speaking styles. The goal is see to enhance non-native speaker accuracy.

Rapid overview of the English vowel and consonant sound systems and selective features of phrasing, stress, rhythm, and intonation. Speaking activity tasks that feature a variety of language functions: personal-topic "conversational" talks; "story-telling" narrative talks; "how to..." description, informational, and persuasive talks; small group panel presentations in issues and answers, problems and solutions; etc. One-on-one tutorials and individual self-study home and laboratory work supplement class sessions and half class sessions.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

ELI 338. Voice and Articulation.

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Judy Dyer (jdyer@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This intermediate/advanced pronunciation and public speaking course works on both specific sounds and feature of voice and articulation. Students work on global "pronunciation elements" of public speaking short monologues) and interactive report and discussion dialogues. Work includes both pre-planned speaking styles and extemporaneous speaking styles. The goal is see to enhance non-native speaker accuracy.

Rapid overview of the English vowel system and consonant sound systems and selective feature of phrasing, stress, rhythm, and intonation. Speaking activity tasks that feature a variety of language functions: personal-topic "conversational" talks; "story-telling" narrative talks; "how to..." description, informational, and persuasive talks; small group panel presentations in issues and answers, problems and solutions; etc. One-on-one tutorials and individual self-study home and laboratory work supplement class sessions and half class sessions.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

ELI 381. ITA Communication Skills.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Brenda Prouser Imber (prousimb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ITA screening and permission of instructor. A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree. (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed for and restricted to international graduate students who are not native speakers of English and who are being considered for teaching assistantships at the University. The purpose of this course is to improve the students' command of English for teaching purposes and to broaden their range of communication strategies in the classroom, lab, and affine hour. We will discuss how teaching contexts differ and, as a consequence, what language and teaching behaviors are appropriate for each. Students will engage in tasks to expand their repertoire communication skills through videotaped micro-teaching sessions, role-plays, and discussions.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: "5, Permission of Instructor"

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