Below is a list of the courses offered for the Evening program during other sessions. You can click the course title to get a description of that course.

Courses for Beginning Level Students

Courses for Intermediate and Advanced Students

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Courses for Beginning Level Students

Pronunciation Basics: Develop your ability to hear and pronounce difficult sounds and words, and to understand and use American English intonation and stress patterns. Practice a variety of listening and speaking activities working from controlled to free speaking.

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Conversation Practice: In this course you practice strategies for starting and continuing conversations, describing people and situations, and talking about what they do. Build listening and speaking skills through communicative practice activities and by listening to audio clips of short stories and informal conversations.

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Courses for Intermediate and Advanced Students

Conversational Interactions: This course helps you talk more easily and comfortably in a variety of formal and informal social situations. You learn about the social and language rules of conversational interactions by viewing clips from American films and by participating in interactive activities such as simulations and problem-solving tasks.

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Listening and Speaking with Confidence: Build your confidence in understanding others and communicating your thoughts, ideas, and opinions through activities that emphasize speaking clearly and fluently in different social and professional situations. Practice these skills through authentic listening and speaking activities based on news broadcasts, interviews, debates, discussions, and stories.

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Vocabulary Expansion: Explore the rich resource of words in English. At the same time, learn techniques for finding, understanding, and remembering words and expressions. Increase professional and social vocabulary, learn idioms and their usage, and practice using various on-line resources that can help build vocabulary.

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Pronunciation Improvement: This course provides you with essential skills for speaking American English clearly. You analyze sounds in various formal and informal situations and practice using connected speech in rehearsed, partially planned, and creative ways. Stress and intonation, reductions, consonant replacements, and inflectional endings are emphasized.

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Grammar Practice: Learn to communicate accurately using a range of grammatical structures. In this class, you review the rules of grammar, analyze spoken and written English and learn to monitor and correct your own language.

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Language of Meetings: This course teaches you how to make your meetings run more smoothly. You practice effective listening and speaking strategies for leading and participating spontaneously and informally. You also learn to negotiate and make a point diplomatically.

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Oral Presentation: Build skill and confidence at presenting information, facts, figures, department reports and research findings to colleagues and clients. Learn to identify grammar and pronunciation mistakes. Practice strategies for making a good impression and being understood.

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Business Writing: Learn to analyze and produce a variety of layouts and writing styles. Practice the conventions and idioms that make a good impression on clients and colleagues. The syllabus may include cover letters, sales letters, reports, resumes, and other types of writing used in the workplace.

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Written Communication Practice: Learn to write for a variety of purposes. Topics include developing an appropriate writing style; synthesizing information; paraphrasing; avoiding plagiarism; using graphs and charts appropriately; and revising. Grammar instruction is included when needed.

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TOEFL/TWE Preparation: This course helps you develop the language skills and test-taking strategies needed to increase your scores on the new Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). All areas of the TOEFL are addressed: listening comprehension, reading comprehension, grammar and vocabulary. You analyze test content and have substantial opportunity for focused practice and feedback on your performance. In addition, you learn tips and strategies for generating and organizing supporting ideas and composing a response to essay questions, such as those on the Test of Written English (TWE).

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