Courses

Academic Writing I
Instructor:  James Tierney
B21 Dow Hall (370 Temple St)| Wednesday  4-6pm

 

Course Description:  

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 II
Instructor:  James Tierney
B21 Dow Hall (370 Temple St)| Thursday 4-6pm

Course Description:  

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 Seminar for Graduate and Dissertation Writers
Instructor:  James Tierney
B21 Dow Hall (370 Temple St)| Wednesday 6-7pm

(Degree students only)

Course Description:  

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
Instructor:  James Tierney
Library (106) Dow Hall (370 Temple St)| Tuesday 5-7pm

Course Description:

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 (A)
Instructor:  Anna Moldawa-Shetty
112 Dow Hall (370 Temple St)| Tuesday & Thursday 1-3pm

Course Description:  

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.

 


 

Pronunciation (B)
Instructor:  Jaime Parry
215 Dow Hall (370 Temple St)| Monday & Wednesday 4-6pm

Course Description:  

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 I(A)
Instructor:  TBD
112 Dow Hall (370 Temple St) | Monday & Wednesday 6-8pm

(Open to all students, visiting scholars, and postdocs)

Course Description:  

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 I(B)
Instructor:  Lauri Lafferty
112 Dow Hall (370 Temple St) | Tuesday & Thursday 6-8pm

(Open to all students, visiting scholars, and postdocs)

Course Description:  

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 II (A)
Instructor:  Elka Kristonagy
215 Dow Hall (370 Temple Street) | Monday & Wednesday 6-8pm

Course Description:  

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 II (B)
Instructor:  Elka Kristonagy
215 Dow Hall (370 Temple Street) | Tuesday & Thursday 5-7pm

Course Description:  

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 (A)
Instructor:  Anna Moldawa-Shetty
112 Dow Hall (370 Temple St) | Monday & Wednesday 4-6pm

Course Description:  

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 (B)
Instructor: Anna Moldawa-Shetty
Library (106) Dow Hall (370 Temple St) | Monday & Wednesday 6:15-8:15pm

Course Description:  

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 (C)
Instructor:  Cynthia DeRoma
B-21 Dow Hall (370 Temple St) | Tuesday & Thursday 6-8pm

Course Description:  

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 (D)
Instructor:  Cynthia DeRoma
B-21 Dow Hall (370 Temple St) | Tuesday & Thursday 8-8pm

Course Description:  

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.

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