Courses in ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (DIVISION 363)

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

This course is intended for non-native undergraduate students. The purpose of the course is to provide instruction in the style, organization, and accuracy of academic writing. Common writing tasks such as definition, process description, and general-to-specific essays, etc., will be included. Focus will be on the use of appropriate grammatical forms and the development of an organized and cohesive style in written discourse. Students will learn strategies for developing their ideas and supporting their arguments. Students will be evaluated on weekly written assignments, peer review of written material, the editing and rewriting of their assignments and two exams (a midterm and a final). (Feak)

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

The purpose of this course is to give non-native graduate and undergraduate students practice with reading different types of materials in English which may be useful to them i n processing academic texts. The course will be structured around different types of reading texts: a) personal narrative; b) news stories; c) feature articles; d) academic journal articles; e) academic textbooks. We will focus on the different ways each of these types of texts are structured and strategies for reading them effectively. Cost:1 WL:3 (Hyon)

312. Spoken and Written Grammar 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 still lack control of key grammatical structures such as tense and voice usage, articles, relative clauses, and patterns of cohesions. Focus will be on accurate use of grammar in both written and spoken contexts. Cost:1 WL:3 (Reinhart)

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, Madden, Reinhart)

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. Cost:1 WL:3 (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 (Rohlck)

333. Interactive 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, and discussion sessions. 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, or 332 Lecture Comprehension. Grades are based on regular attendance, successful completion of assignments, and final assessment of proficiency. Cost:1 WL:3 (Axelson)

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 (Reinhart, 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 focussing 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 focussing 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. (Parker)

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)


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