Unit: Provost's Office
Department: Summer Session Office
Office location and address
1540 Jefferson Park AveCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.