Fall 2016 / Spring 2017 Courses
Fall – September 1–December 9
(Registration July 1 – August 31)
Spring – January 30-May 5
(Registration November 1-January 29)
Schedule: T 5:30–8:30 p.m. (including 10 min. break)
Instructor: Yvonne Cranmer
Location: Maryland 109
Students will read and analyze the content, structure, and style of a wide range of academic and professional writing in order to improve their own essays, articles, reports, critiques and proposals using those features. They will learn to explain, support, compare and argue their ideas effectively through attention to organization, vocabulary, and style. Grammar will be infused into the course as it applies to revision and editing of written work and consistency within various types of writing. Students will use a variety of strategies to improve skills in idea development, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, grammar and mechanics. Writing tasks will be integrated with content, vocabulary, and grammar from various texts.
Public Speaking & Presentations
Schedule: MW 5:30–7 p.m. (including 10 min. break)
Instructor: David McNeal
Location: Krieger Laverty
This course aims to enable English language learning students to succeed in professional and social discussions and conversations by honing their public speaking skills. This course will focus on strategies for creating, delivering and observing a variety of presentations. Exercises and drills will target specific grammar trouble spots and explicit pronunciation errors. Material will augmented so as to empower students in formal and social speaking situations. Students will be asked to deliver seven short 3-5 minute presentations and one longer 5-8 minute presentation. Extensive practice and feedback from the instructor and classmates will encourage students’ confidence in their public speaking skills. At the end of this course, it is expected that students will be able to deliver cogent and engaging presentations as well be able to provide insightful and educated feedback on others’ presentations.