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Elizabeth Wittner

Academic Director & ITA Prog Coordinator
Unit: Provost's Office
Department: Summer Session Office
Office location and address
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
ESL 801: Workplace Communication for English Language Learners
Participants learn and practice ways to improve oral and written communication in the workplace. Activities relate to the participant's work. Goals include improving fluency, accuracy, and comprehensibility. Learning and practicing vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar in work related contexts are an important part of the course. Participants will also learn about and discuss issues relating to workplace culture in North America.
ESL 806: Advanced Oral Communication
Designed to help students already proficient in English to speak fluently, accurately, and with the rhythm and intonation patterns of American English. Students will learn phrasal verbs and review parts of speech through interactive tasks such as role-play, debate and discussion.
ESL 911: Classroom Communication: Teaching & Preparing for the Job Market
Students in this course work on oral presentation skills, teaching strategies and cross-cultural communication to enhance their effectiveness in the American classroom. Short practice teaching sessions videotaped in front of undergraduate volunteer "students" provide regular opportunities for feedback and self-reflection on teaching. Skills and strategies for interviewing and networking are integrated into the course.
ESL 912: Classroom Communication for Graduate Teaching Assistants II
International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) receive assistance in improving spoken English proficiency and/or teaching skills, as individual needs require. A noncredit course, does not meet as a regular class; Student Teaching Consultants work individually with the ITAs.
LING 3101: ESL Teaching Practicum: Language
Credits: 1
Through this course, students focus on teaching oral English as another language, while gaining experience in the practice of English-language teaching to international students, faculty, and staff at the University. This is an excellent opportunity to gain teaching experience under the supervision of an experienced mentor. For every 1 hour of credit, students must meet with an instructor for 5 classroom & practice 33 hours.
LING 3102: ESL Teaching Practicum: Culture
Credits: 1
Through this course, students focus on culture in ESL, while gaining experience in the practice of English-language teaching to international students, faculty, and staff at the University. This is an excellent opportunity to gain teaching experience under the supervision of an experienced mentor. For every 1 hour of credit, students must meet with an instructor for 5 classroom & practice 33 hours
LING 5101: ESL Teaching Practicum: Language
Credits: 1
Through this course, students focus on the topic of language in an L2, while gaining experience in the practice of English-language teaching to international students, faculty, and staff at the University. This experience is an excellent opportunity to gain teaching experience under the supervision of an experienced mentor. For every 1 hour of credit, students must meet with an instructor for 5 classroom & practice 33 hours. Prerequisite: 3250
LING 5102: ESL Teaching Practicum: Culture
Credits: 1
Through this course, students focus on the topic of culture in ESL, while gaining experience in the practice of English-language teaching to international students, faculty, and staff at the University. This experience is an excellent opportunity to gain teaching experience under the supervision of an experienced mentor. For every 1 hour of credit, students must meet with an instructor for 5 classroom & practice 33 hours. Prerequisite: 3250