ENGL 105
Fundamental English Conversation I, part 1

This course is designed to assist students who have already studied English, but whose ability to express ideas through oral communication is limited. The core emphasis of the course is on improving rhythm, intonation, stress, and individual vowel/consonant sounds, with the goal of developing good conversational skills. This process will help students to express ideas clearly in spoken English and to improve communication both in the workplace and in daily life. Idiomatic usage, useful vocabulary, and sentence structure will be also covered to help students to communicate orally more effectively and fluently. Discussions of American culture and customs will be also incorporated to develop language skills. To enhance learning and personalized practice, the course will take advantage of online learning tools and computer programs.

This is the first part of a two-part course. Registration is required separately for each part of the course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Converse with general clarity using pronunciation and intonation patterns that allow for overall intelligibility
  • Demonstrate effective word choice, vocabulary, idioms, grammar, and sentence structure
  • Articulate ideas clearly in conversation
  • Develop effective listening skills and respond appropriately to other speakers

Overview

Program

Class Type

Graduate Course

Credits

2