New Winter 2014 courses for multilingual undergrads


Nov 11, 2013

Two new courses for multilingual undergraduate students are available for the Winter 2014 term: Writing 240: Academic Communication for Multilingual Students and Writing 340: Disciplinary Writing for Multilingual Students: Vocabulary and Grammar in Context.

Writing 240: Academic Communication for Multilingual Students helps multilingual students learn strategies for understanding US-style academic lectures and for creating their own lecture/presentations. Students analyze and produce key parts of lectures and presentations - openings, development and conclusions. Students also learn to participate in seminar-style classroom discussion by working together on projects and discussing what they produce.

Writing 340: Disciplinary Writing for Multilingual Students: Vocabulary and Grammar in Context supports multilingual students in Upper Level Writing Requirement (ULWR) courses. Ideally, students take Writing 340 concurrently with their ULWR. Assignments in the ULWR course serve as the basis for learning about vocabulary and grammar in the student's academic field. This course also provides opportunities for students to develop their conversation skills through in-class discussions with fluent speakers of English enrolled in another Sweetland course, Writing 300: Seminar in Peer Tutoring.

These two new courses expand Sweetland's multilingual course offerings to undergraduates. Writing 120: College Writing for Multilingual Students, also offered in Winter 2014, began in the Fall 2013 term. For more information about multilingual courses and support for international students visit our International Student Support page. Check out our undergraduate Courses page for a complete list of courses available for the Winter 2014 term.