Second Language Studies | English Language Improvement
T101 | ALL | all


Pronunciation
This course is designed to help non-native speakers of English
communicate effectively in academic settings.  The class will have a
special focus on creating individualized pronunciation curricula,
along with an emphasis on recognizing and utilizing appropriate
stress, rhythm and intonation patterns. Attention will be given to
understanding and applying the principles that govern pronunciation
and stress patterns.  Credit hours, though counting toward full-time
student status, do not count toward the completion of a degree.

Academic Listening
This course is designed to develop speaking and listening skills of
non-native speakers of English to facilitate effective participation
in American university class discussions. Students will participate
in discussion teams, lead group discussions and respond to comments
made by the other students on their team.  Students will develop
pragmatic awareness through asking and answering questions, taking
positions and reacting to others positions as well as evaluating
their own and their classmates discussion techniques. Credit hours,
though counting toward full-time student status, do not count toward
the completion of a degree.

Speaking Fluency Development
This course is designed to familiarize non-native speakers of
English with the basic components of fluency that include speech
rate, pause times, and the quality and quantity of connected speech
between pauses. After listening to and analyzing the spontaneous
speech patterns of native-speakers, learners will attend to the
spontaneous speech of their classmates and themselves by engaging in
communicative exercises in the context of a university setting.
Credit hours, though counting toward full-time student status, do
not count toward the completion of a degree.

L2 Academic Literacy Development Levels 1, 2 and 3:
(Requirements determined by Indiana English Proficiency Exam results)
These courses are designed for non-native speakers of English who
need to develop clarity in their academic writing and increase
reading comprehension of academic texts.  Attention will be given to
developing skills in summarizing and evaluating perspectives from
multiple sources, to identify textual features of a variety of genre
and to increase focus, support, and logical development in
expository and research writing. Credit hours, though counting
toward full-time student status, do not count toward the completion
of a degree.