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CW 20 - Communicating in Class: Advanced Listening and Speaking for International Students

CW 20 - Communicating in Class: Advanced Listening and Speaking

Description: This advanced oral communication course for multilingual international students offers opportunities to practice listening to lectures and taking notes, participating in discussions and taking on various roles, and devising strategies for success when presenting orally in different formats. The course focuses on authentic language use in the U.S. university classroom--in terms of the lecture students will view, projects students will complete, and in-class interactions students will participate in.

Prerequisites: Self-selected international students

Units and Format: 3 units - Three hours of lecture per week



Section 1

CCN: 16567
Meeting time: TuTh 2-3:30 p.m.
Meeting place: 50 Barrows

Course description: This course is designed for multilingual international students wishing to sharpen their classroom communication skills and develop strategies for success by listening to lectures, taking notes, discussing in small and large groups, completing interactive projects, and presenting orally. Students will also learn how to access resources on campus and online.

Book list: Lecture Ready WITH DVD: Strategies for Academic Listening, Note-taking, and Discussion (Laurie Frazier & Shalle Leeming), Succeeding as an International Student in the United States and Canada (Charles Lipson). Optional text: Longman Language Activator.

Instructor: Michelle Baptiste
Email: michellebaptiste@berkeley.edu


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112 Wheeler Hall #2500
Berkeley, CA 94720-2500

Hours: M-Th 8-2:30
Phone: (510) 642-5570
Fax: (510) 642-6963
Email: collegewriting@berkeley.edu


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