English Language Program Courses

Fall 2021

Classes begin on TBD

*Please note: All times are Eastern Time 


Academic Writing 1 

Instructor:  James Tierney 

Wednesdays Only

  • Section A  - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Section B - 6:00 -8:00 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 - 4:00 - 6:00 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.

Academic Writing Workshop (Graduate Students Only)

instructor:  james tierney

Wednesdays Only

  • Section A - 5:00 - 7:00 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 Only

  • Section A  - 5:00 - 7:00 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:  Anna Moldawa-shetty
 

Mondays & Wednesdays

  • Section B (SOM) - 8:00 - 10:00 AM

Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • Section A - 12:00 - 2:00 PM

This seminar is designed to help second-language speakers refine their spoken language skills for maximum intelligibility and effectiveness. Class sessions include focused work on pronunciation (segmentals and suprasegmentals), vocabulary, and fluency, with participants invited to practice and present in small groups and in front of the whole class. Presentations are recorded and reviewed in individual meetings with the instructor. A voice-recognition pronunciation software, Clear Speech, is available to all enrolled students for practice outside of class.

Speaking Fluently 1 

instructor:  jaime-erin parry

Mondays & Wednesdays

  • Section B - 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • Section A - 4:00 - 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 1 C (Post docs only)

instructor:  lauri lafferty

Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • Section C - 6:00 - 8:00 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
 

Mondays & Wednesdays

  • Section A - 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • Section B - 5:00 - 7:00 PM
 

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:  Anna Moldawa-shetty and Cynthia deroma
 

Mondays & Wednesdays

  • Section B - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Section C - 6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Section D - 8:00 - 10:00 AM

Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • Section A - 6:00 - 8:00 PM

This course is designed to help multilingual graduate students develop English language skills and intelligibility necessary for success in teaching and participating in the American classroom. Participants build awareness of language and culture and practice a variety of presentation skills for working with individuals and groups of students. The course includes video recording and individualized feedback. The Oral Performance Assessment 2 (OPA2) is the final assessment in the course and may be used to fulfil the Yale Graduate School English proficiency requirement.