Summer at Homewood Courses

Summer 2020 Courses

Dates: June 29th – July 31st
Registration: Begins January 15
Application deadline is April 1.

Course Day/Time Tuition
Advanced Pronunciation and Intonation MWF 9:00am-10:15am $750
Advanced Communication and Presentation MWF 10:30-11:45am $750
Advanced Writing in Sciences and Humanities TTh 9:00am-10:15am $500

Advanced Pronunciation and Intonation
Schedule: MWF 9:00-10:15am
Location: Krieger 504
This course is designed to help non-native American English speakers tackle American English language skills and improve their pronunciation and manner of speaking dramatically. The course incorporates the learning of language skills such as the sounds, stress patterns, rhythm, and intonation patterns of American English. This is a separate process from learning the grammar and vocabulary of American English. The completion of this course will result in accent modification, accent improvement and easily understandable conversational speech and will help the learner to function more effectively at work and outside of work. $750

Advanced Communication and Presentation 
Schedule: MWF 10:30-11:45am
Location: Krieger 504
In this course students at the high advanced level perfect their language skills to lead and manage discussions, argue effectively, and make formal presentations in demanding professional and university environments. Students practice leading discussions, answering questions, making formal and informal presentations on a variety of topics within and outside their professions, and summarizing and critiquing the opinions and writings of others. Readings and video encourage thoughtful analysis and expand the students’ cultural awareness. Formal presentations are videotaped for specific review. $750

Advanced Writing in Sciences and Humanities 
Schedule: TTh 9:00-10:15am
Location: Krieger 504
Students learn to write more effectively and persuasively by practicing the elements of good writing mechanics in a variety of assignments that include formulating and supporting a thesis and expressing and defending an opinion. Students strengthen their reading and writing skills through a variety of adapted and authentic texts. Academic writing tasks, including research papers, are featured, with special attention given to each student’s specific areas of need as they relate to structure, vocabulary, and language usage.Academic writing tasks, including research papers, are featured, with special attention given to each student’s specific areas of need as they relate to structure, vocabulary, and language usage. $500