English Language Program (ELP) Courses

Fall 2014

Academic Writing 1 (ELP 506)                                                                                                                                                    

Instructor:  James Tierney
Dow Hall (370 Temple)  / B21/WED only/ 4-6 pm

(Advanced) Develop your written academic English language and critical thinking skills with focus on coherency through word choice, structure and organization. Write, critique, and edit a variety of academic essays focusing upon the sentence and essay level in this integrated, workshop-based course. In addition to standard work on writing mechanics, special attention will be paid to issues of formality in writing, developing academic vocabulary, the importance of genre, and the development of cohesion. The course will assist students in becoming better editors of their own work.

Professional Communication Skills (ELP 524)                                                                                                                     

Instructor:  James Tierney
Dow Hall (370 Temple) Room 112  / TTH / 6:30-8:30 pm

(Advanced) This course is designed to provide training and practice in the advanced professional communication skills needed for international graduate students and scholars in their professional lives and in preparation for entering academic or corporate job markets. Refine and expand presentation skills for a variety of professional contexts, improve pronunciation with accent reduction, develop interviewing and specific cultural competencies necessary for success beyond the classroom. Classes will also include panel discussions, guest speakers, videotaping with instructor feedback, and employment documentation preparation as needed.

Pronunciation 1 (ELP 508)                                                                                                                                                           

Instructor:  Anna Moldawa-Shetty
Dow Hall (370 Temple)  BO7 / MW/ 4-6 pm

(Intermediate/high intermediate) This pronunciation course is designed to provide advanced level students with the tools they need to communicate clearly in English. The course focuses on the suprasegmental features of pronunciation: prominence, rhythm, and intonation as well as the discrete sounds of the English language. Using a communicative and interactive approach, the course provides extensive speaking practice that allows students to build their fluency, accuracy, and speaking confidence.  

Speaking Fluently 1 (ELP 504)

Instructor:  Naomi Migliacci
Dow Hall (370 Temple)  /Room 112/ MW / 4-6 pm

(High-intermediate) Develop oral English fluency and listening skills in a variety of contexts: academic, workplace and everyday life through functional use of language in practical scenarios and discussions presented in theme-based units.  Improve pronunciation and develop familiarity and accurate usage of American colloquial and idiomatic language.

Speaking Fluently 2 (ELP 514A)

Instructor:  Elka Kristonagy
Dow Hall (370 Temple) / Room 215/MW / 4-6 pm

(Low-advanced) Refine your oral English language skills and improve accuracy and intelligibility in order to initiate and maintain control of complex conversations, discussions, workplace meetings, and presentations with confidence and professionalism. The course is presented in a case-based context relevant to student academic needs. Refine pronunciation and practice appropriate use of colloquial and idiomatic language.

Speaking Fluently 2 (ELP 514B)                                                                                                                                                 

Instructor:  Elka Kristonagy
Dow Hall (370 Temple)  /Room 215/ TTH / 6:30-8:30 pm

(Low-advanced) Refine your oral English language skills and improve accuracy and intelligibility in order to initiate and maintain control of complex conversations, discussions, workplace meetings, and presentations with confidence and professionalism. The course is presented in a case-based context relevant to student academic needs. Refine pronunciation and practice appropriate use of colloquial and idiomatic language.

Teaching in the American Classroom (ELP 515A)                                                                                                              

Instructor:  Anna Moldawa-Shetty
Dow Hall  / Room 215/MW / 6:30-8:30 pm

(Low-advanced) Develop oral English language skills and intelligibility required for participation in the American academic classrooms. Develop awareness of language and discourse and practice a variety of presentation skills for working with individuals and groups of students. Build your understanding of the culture of the American classroom through observations and case studies. Build confidence in individual and small group teaching practice. This course includes videotaping, individualized feedback and initiation of a teaching portfolio. The Oral Performance Assessment 2 (OPA2) is the final assessment in the course and may be used to achieve Yale Oral English Proficiency.

Teaching in the American Classroom (ELP 515B)                                                                                                               

Instructor:  Anna Moldawa-Shetty
Dow Hall  /Room 215 TTH / 4-6 pm

(Low-advanced) Develop oral English language skills and intelligibility required for participation in the American academic classrooms. Develop awareness of language and discourse and practice a variety of presentation skills for working with individuals and groups of students. Build your understanding of the culture of the American classroom through observations and case studies. Build confidence in individual and small group teaching practice. This course includes videotaping, individualized feedback and initiation of a teaching portfolio. The Oral Performance Assessment 2 (OPA2) is the final assessment in the course and may be used to achieve Yale Oral English Proficiency.