English Language Program Courses

Fall 2020

Classes begin on September 15, 2020

*Please note: All times are Eastern Time and tentative. Class time might change based on student preference. Please submit this survey to better schedule the classes


Academic Writing 1 

Instructor:  James Tierney 
Wednesdays Only
  • Section A  - 9:00 AM
  • Section B - 1:00 PM
  • Section C - 5:30 PM

This course is designed to 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.

 

Academic Writing 2

instructor:  james tierney
Thursdays Only
  • Section A - 9:00 AM
  • Section B - 4:00 PM

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.

 

Advanced Academic Communication

Instructor:  James Tierney
Tuesdays | 5:00 PM

This course is designed to provide training and practice in advanced professional communication skills needed for international graduate students and scholars in their professional lives. Students will refine and expand presentation skills for a variety of professional contexts, improve pronunciation and 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 

Instructor:  TBD
 
Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Section A - 4:00 PM
  • Section B - 8:00 AM

This course is designed to provide advanced level students with the tools they need to communicate clearly in English. This 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 (Grad. students)

instructor:  Jaime-Erin Parry
 
Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Section A - 8:00 AM
Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Section B - 8:00 AM
 
Speaking Fluently 1 is designed to give you opportunities to use academic and professional English, increase productive vocabulary use, and improve pronunciation. Students will give presentations, provide peer feedback, discuss relevant topics, record podcasts and use English to communicate in class.  Although this is a speaking course, we will also use lectures, news reports, and some readings to generate shared knowledge on subjects and to enhance listening comprehension. This course will help students gain fluency and accuracy in English.
 
 

Speaking Fluently 1 C (Post docs only)

instructor:  lauri lafferty
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6:00 PM
Develop oral English fluency and listening skills to use in academic, professional, and conversational settings. Increase productive vocabulary use and improve pronunciation.
 

Speaking Fluently 2 

Instructor:  Elka Kristonagy
 
Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Section C - 8:00 AM
Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Section D - 8:00 AM

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

instructor:  TBD
 
Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Section A - 6:00 PM
  • Section D - 7:30 AM
Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Section C - 6:00 PM
  • Section E - 7:30 AM

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.