Our graduate course offerings are primarily designed for international graduate students who want to serve as Graduate Teaching Associates. Before enrolling in any classes, each student must take the Oral Proficiency Assessment (OPA). If a student does not earn their C4 certification to teach, they can enroll in a Spoken English course based on their score. Students are re-assessed at the end of each course for placement and certification.
Enrollment in these courses is by permission only. Please contact IELP at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to request permission to enroll.
EDUTL 5040: Advanced Spoken English for International Graduate Students (4 cr)
EDUTL 5040 is a language development course for intermediate students of English who are working to increase their communication abilities toward an advanced level of speaking and listening. Students work to build fluency while expanding their language base through a range of assignments and in-class activities. Students also work on expanding the complexity and accuracy of their spoken language. They also develop public speaking skills through several presentations. The sound system of English is reviewed systematically. Some cultural topics related to American and student life are also discussed. Classes meet three times per week. Enrollment is by permission only. (Prerequisites: NC1 or NC2 score on the Oral Proficiency Assessment (OPA) or Exit Interview). Repeatable.
EDUTL 5050: Classroom English for International Graduate Teaching Associates (3 cr)
EDUTL 5050 is a classroom communication course for high intermediate students of English who need more advanced language skills to interact effectively with the students they will teach. Students explore the nature of undergraduate teaching and learning in the university and the department in which they will work. Discourse level language and intonation, including managing discourse in a classroom setting, are stressed. Students do several microteaching assignments related to field-specific topics. They develop compensation strategies to support their speech and the content they teach. Instructors periodically meet with each student individually to address specific language concerns. Priority is given to students seeking oral proficiency certification; however, international graduate students who wish to improve their English and public speaking skills may enroll if room permits. Classes meet two times per week. Enrollment is by permission only. (Prerequisites: CC3 score on the OPA or Exit Interview)
EDUTL 5055: Teaching Workshop for International Graduate Teaching Associates (2 cr)
EDUTL 5055 is a teaching workshop for high intermediate students of English who need to refine advanced language skills to interact effectively with the students they are or will be teaching. Small groups of students meet one time per week for teaching practice and feedback from peers and the instructor. Performance goals are based on individual needs. Enrollment is by permission only. (Prerequisite: CC3 score on the OPCA)
EDUTL 5060: Individualized Pronunciation for Graduate Students (1 cr)
EDUTL 5060 is a one-on-one tutorial for students who need additional individualized support for practice with challenging pronunciation issues in order to accelerate their progress toward certification. Priority is given to students seeking oral proficiency certification; however, international graduate students who wish to improve their pronunciation may enroll if room permits. Enrollment is by permission only. (Prerequisites: ELEC designation on OPA, Exit Interview, or OPCA; or instructor permission.)
The Spoken English Program offers an elective course open to other international graduate and undergraduate students who wish to improve their English proficiency for academic settings.
EDUTL 5030: Workshop on Spoken English for Academic Contexts (2 cr)
EDUTL 5030 is a course designed for international students who want to improve their English speaking and listening proficiency in academic settings. Students develop class participation skills, as well as listening and notetaking strategies. They also gain public speaking practice. To accelerate progress toward certification, graduate students enrolled in GTA English language courses are sometimes recommended to take this course to expand their language base and build fluency.
Spoken English for Undergraduate Business Students
The Spoken English Program offers a course for international undergraduate students in the Fisher College of Business.
EDUTL 1120: Intercultural Communication for Business Students (2cr)
EDUTL 1120 is a task-based course focusing on speaking skills needed to succeed in business school and the global business community. The course is for international students beginning studies in the Fisher College of Business (first-year & transfer students). Through activities and assignments, student have the opportunity to practice formal and informal speaking for academic and professional purposes.