Course Description

Weekly live session on Wednesdays 5-6:30 pm

Office Hours on Fridays 1-2 pm

The goal of this course is to enable high intermediate learners of English to understand and speak English more accurately, confidently, and fluently. Each seven-week online course has asynchronous components through the Canvas website (weekly assignments/due dates) and synchronous components (scheduled Zoom meetings.) The purpose of the weekly online meetings is to engage in interactive conversations and practice the skills that students develop during the week independently. The instructor will facilitate theme-based conversations among the students in a weekly Zoom session, which students prepare for through textbook and online exercises (Summit 2, 3rd Edition and MyEnglishLab website). Weekly discussion boards will provide an opportunity to engage with peers, using the vocabulary and conversation strategies presented in each unit. This course is fast-paced and requires a significant time commitment and a self-motivated attitude. Students complete one unit each week, learning new vocabulary and idioms in the context of theme-based oral exercises, conversation models, pair-work activities, and listening texts. In addition, students learn strategies to improve accents, rhythm, intonation, and stress patterns. Students deliver oral presentations and share them with their classmates through the course website and weekly meetings on Zoom.

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

Learner Outcomes

When you complete the course successfully, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate increased conversational skills by building vocabulary, improving pronunciation and applying grammar concepts.
  • Participate in interactive discussions with natural social language conversation models.
  • Describe social and professional situations encountered in everyday life.
  • Create short presentations on VoiceThread to share with the class.
  • Complete weekly writing assignments to demonstrate understanding of new vocabulary and language constructions.

Textbook Information

A textbook is required or recommended for this course. 

Click here to view a textbook list for FAES courses and purchasing information. Please note that tuition does not include textbooks.


No prerequisites are required. Students may take English 207 and 208 separately or combine both courses. However, students must begin the course with a basic conversational ability in English.

Related Course:
ENGL 208  | English Conversation for Daily Life: Travel, Predictions, and Globalization

Additional Information

Bundle Registration! This course is available as part of a bundled format, which offers reduced tuition for taking two related courses in consecutive terms.

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