Academic Communication for International Students

This course introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and strategies that will help them navigate spoken academic English, both in the form of lectures or presentations and classroom discussions. Students will learn how certain features of language are used both to organize the information presented in a lecture and to create desired effects on the listener. Students will apply this knowledge both to the task of taking notes effectively and to the task of giving their own presentations or lectures. Students will likewise learn strategies for listening to and participating successfully in classroom discussions. The course will also introduce students to vocal techniques and pronunciation strategies that will enhance their confidence in using spoken English.

Note: This course can be taken at the same time as a ULWR course; it does not fulfill the Upper Level Writing Requirement.