ENGL 208
Intermediate English Conversation II, part 2

This course is a continuation of Intermediate English Conversation I.

The goal of this course is to enable intermediate learners of English to understand and speak English more accurately, confidently, and fluently. New vocabulary and idioms will be embedded in oral exercises, conversation models, pair-work activities, and listening texts. Students will learn to listen for details and to summarize not only workplace lectures, but also conversations they hear in everyday situations in the cafeteria, on the bus, and at social gatherings. The oral topics studied are very current and will motivate students to speak with confidence. Fascinating discussions and debates will be developed and facilitated. Students will improve accents, rhythm, intonation, and stress patterns. Individual weekly student oral reports will be analyzed and evaluated to assist students in improving their spoken English. To enhance learning and personalized practice, the course will also take advantage of online learning tools and computer programs.

This is the second part of a two-part course. The completion of the first part (prerequisite) is required before taking the second part. Registration is required separately for each part of the course.


The above course(s) or permission from the instructor.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase active conversational skills to intermediate level by improving accent, vocabulary, and grammar
  • Build confidence by improving conversational skills
  • Increase professional and personal success at a U.S. workplace and in daily life



Class Type

Graduate Course