Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

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Center for Continuing and Professional Education

Communicative Skills

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Course Details

TheCommunicative Skills course is designed for non-native speakers of English who wantto improve their communicative skills for personal and professionalpurposes. 

This courseis for students with some familiarity with English. Students should have skillsranging from high beginning to advanced English proficiency.  The course provides directed practice inlistening, speaking, reading and discussion strategies, using everyday topicsand topics of interest to the students. Special attention is given to improvingaccuracy, appropriateness, grammar, and pronunciation.  Students will increase their knowledge ofEnglish vocabulary and idiom usage, their confidence with the tone and deliveryof spoken American English, and expand their conversational techniques.  Students will practice giving clear, detaileddescriptions, presenting information, developing clear arguments, summarizingmain points and sustaining lengthy and complex conversations.  (3.6 CEUs)

Notes

Placement Test
All students must be present at the first class session to take the placement test and be separated into levels of proficiency.  This test will assess each student’s English language skills and confirm that the student has registered in the appropriate section.   Students who have registered for a writing course will also take an additional writing test.   After completing the required tests, the students may leave.  

Thursday, January 30 Placement Test Classroom:  ICC 115

Schedule and cost
Tuesday/Thursday, 7:30 pm to 9:20 pm, January 30 – April 8, 2014
No class March 11, March 13
Tuition is $450.  10% tuition discount for registrations completed before January 10, 2014.

Registration
This is an open enrollment program.  No application is required.  Register by clicking on the “Add to Cart” button.   For registration assistance or questions about selecting Continuing Studies English courses, please email: csenglish@georgetown.edu or call: 202-687-4592.

Course Prerequisites

This class has three separate sections.  Please choose the section that best matches your English language skills.  You will take a placement test during the first class to confirm your enrollment. 

Section 001 is appropriate for students who can:

  • Talk about everyday subjects and topics of personal interest
  • Read short paragraphs with a few complex sentences and with a little help, understand the main points, and discuss it with classmates
  • Listen to your English teacher talk about a topic, and discuss it with classmates

        
Section 002 is appropriate for students who can:

  • Talk about topics important to your neighborhood in the USA and important to your own family
  • Read longer stories and discuss the main points with classmates, using vocabulary that describes your points well
  • Listen to a short radio announcement of the news, and discuss it with your fellow students


Section 003 is appropriate for students who can:

  • Talk about a variety of topics, including current events
  • Read a news article, and paraphrase it, explaining its main points and agreeing or not with it, using English idioms regularly   
  • Listen to short excerpts of a conversation between two native speakers and explain what the conversation was about



Sections

XEFL-001 - 001 Communicative Skills    
2014 - Spring 2014 Non-Credit   Status:  Enrollment Closed
Class:   Tue, Thu 7:30PM - 9:20PM
30 Jan 2014 to 8 Apr 2014
Number of Sessions: 18
Contact Hours: 36.00
Course Tuition:
Continuing Studies English Tuition non-credit    450.00
 
Location:   Main Campus
Building:   Intercultural Center
Instructors: Fatima Osipowicz
Section Note(s):  

 

Required Text:

First Discussion Starters, K. Folse, U. of Michigan Press. Available online or at Georgetown University bookstore.

Section 001 is appropriate for students who can:

 

  • Talk about everyday subjects and topics of personal interest
  • Read short paragraphs with a few complex sentences and with a little help, understand the main points, and discuss it with classmates
  • Listen to a Continuing Studies English teacher talk about a topic,and discuss it with classmates

No class on Tuesday, March 11 or Thursday, March 13

Class will be held on Tuesday evenings in ICC 204-B, and on Thursday evenings in Reiss Building, Room 264

 

 

  
 
XEFL-001 - 002 Communicative Skills    
2014 - Spring 2014 Non-Credit   Status:  Enrollment Closed
Class:   Tue, Thu 7:30PM - 9:20PM
30 Jan 2014 to 8 Apr 2014
Number of Sessions: 18
Contact Hours: 36.00
Course Tuition:
Continuing Studies English Tuition non-credit    450.00
 
Location:   Main Campus
Building:   Various
Instructors: Caroline Theberge
Section Note(s):  

 

Required Text:

To be announced at first class.

Section 002 is appropriate for students who can:

  • Talk about topics important to your neighborhood in the USA and important to your own family
  • Read longer stories and discuss the main points with classmates, using vocabulary that describes your points well
  • Listen to a short radio announcement of the news, and discuss it with your fellow students

 

No class on Tuesday, March 11 or Thursday, March 13

Class will meet in ICC 205-B on Tuesday evenings, except for March 27, when class will meet at REI 262 and for February 20, when class will meet in White-Gravenor Hall, Rm. 206.  For Thursday evenings, class will meet at:  ICC 221-B

 

 

 

 

  
 
XEFL-001 - 003 Communicative Skills    
2014 - Spring 2014 Non-Credit   Status:  Enrollment Closed
Class:   Tue, Thu 7:30PM - 9:20PM
30 Jan 2014 to 8 Apr 2014
Number of Sessions: 18
Contact Hours: 36.00
Course Tuition:
Continuing Studies English Tuition non-credit    450.00
 
Location:   Main Campus
Building:   Various
Instructors: Peter Levine
Section Note(s):  

Required Text:

To be announced at first class.

Section 003 is appropriate for students who can:

Talk about a variety of topics, including current events

  • Talk about a variety of topics, including current events
  • Read a news article, and paraphrase it, explaining its main points and agreeing or not with it, using English idioms regularly   
  • Listen to short excerpts of a conversation between two native speakers and explain what the conversation was about

No Class on Tuesday, March 11 or Thursday, March 13

Tuesday evening classes will meet in ICC Rm 209-A. Thursday evening classes will meet in ICC Rm 208-A.



  
 


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