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Pia Adler

Lecturer in the Center for American English Language and Culture
Unit: Provost's Office
Department: Summer Session Office
ESL 800: American English Language & Culture and U.S. Higher Education
An intensive language and culture course, designed for non-native speakers of English with an interest in university studies in the United States. Participants work on development of language skills required for success in U.S. higher education through exercises in academic writing, academic reading and vocabulary development, listening comprehension, pronunciation, classroom discussion strategies, and presentation skills.
ESL 901: ESL-Academic Writing I
This course is designed for students who need work on controlling English syntax. Students review and practice important structures. Norms of organization and rhetorical expression are introduced. Writing tasks, which complement the work with structures, will be contextualized in the student's field of study.
ESL 902: Advanced Writing II - ESL
Students focus on organization and rhetorical models of academic English. Sentence structure, grammar, and mechanics are reviewed as needed. Writing tasks, which complement the work with rhetorical models, will be contextualized in the student's field of study.
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 913: Academic Communications Seminar for Researchers- Oral Skills
This course is an advanced oral communication course designed for researchers, fellows, and visiting faculty at the University. Participants learn and practice strategies to enhance oral communication with colleagues and professional contacts, gaining skills in conversing with individuals & groups and giving presentations. Available in a one-on-one format, 2 hours/week plus one hour/week of structured practice for 6 weeks. Program fee required. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
ESL 916: Academic Communications Seminar for Researchers - Oral Skills Component
ESL 916 is an oral communication course designed for researchers, fellows, and visiting faculty at the University. It is a continuation of the skills developed in ESL 913 and ESL 914 in which participants practice language negotiation strategies, gain skills in conversing with individuals and groups, and augment ability to give presentations.