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Fall 2017 English Courses by the American English Language Institute (UCAELI) and International Teaching Assistant Services (ITA)

ITA and EEC courses are not available over the summer.

Fall 2017 Enrollment Deadline – September 1, 2017

Evening English Courses are designed for international graduate students, scholars and others in the community who have at least an intermediate level of English proficiency. Eight-week/Six-week/Four-week courses are offered in fall, spring, and summer. Every course meets twice a week on the Storrs campus. 

 

Course Schedule

EEC Focus on Pronunciation (Fall 2017) Tue/Thu 4:00pm – 5:30 pm 9/12/2017 – 10/19/2017
EEC Oral Communication/Presentation (Fall 2017) Mon/Wed 6:00pm – 7:30 pm 9/11/2017 – 10/18/2017
ITA Pronunciation (Fall 2017) Mon/Wed 3:00pm – 4:30 pm 9/11/2017 – 11/15/2017
ITA Advanced Oral Communication (Fall 2017) Tue/Thu 8:00am – 9:15am 9/12/2017 – 11/16/2017

 

 

EEC Focus on Pronunciation

Fall 2017 09/12/2017 – 10/19/2017
Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Fee: $150
Location: TBA

Enrollment Deadline: September 1, 2017

Register for the Focus on Pronunciation course

In this course, participants will develop skills and strategies to work on their pronunciation both in and out of class. The goal is not to eliminate a foreign accent, but instead to help participants develop a command of spoken English that enables them to convey and understand intended meanings and attitudes. Individual sounds, sound combinations, stress, vowel reduction, linking, rhythm, intonation, focus, pauses, and conversational speech will be addressed. Content can be adapted to suit the groups’ needs.


EEC Oral Communication/Presentation

Fall 2017 09/11/2017 – 10/18/2017
Monday & Wednesday 
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Fee: $150
Location: TBA

Enrollment Deadline: September 1, 2017

Register for the Oral Communication/Presentation course

This course will help participants develop oral skills necessary for academic success as a student, instructor, or presenter, as well as discussion and conversation skills necessary for every day communication. In the first session, participants will work on identifying problem areas and setting goals. The specific contents will then be determined based on the group’s needs and interests, but usually will include an overview of American English pronunciation, characteristics of effective presentations, expectations of American academic audiences, and aspects of cross-cultural communication. Participants will work on a variety of strategies to evaluate and develop their language and presentation skills. Participants will leave with a plan for continuing improvement beyond the course.


ITA Advanced Oral Communication

Fall 2017 09/12/2017 – 11/16/2017
Tuesday & Thursday 
Time: 8:00am – 9:15am
Fee: Free for first semester; $150 for additional semesters
Location: ITE 125

Enrollment Deadline: September 1, 2017

Register for the ITA Advanced Oral Communication course

This course will help participants develop the speaking skills needed to convey their ideas clearly when presenting in front of an audience. Students will practice giving presenting information relevant to their field of study and be actively involved in self-assessment and peer assessment.


ITA Pronunciation

Fall 2017 09/11/2017 – 11/15/2017
Monday & Wednesday 
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Fee: Free for first semester; $150 for additional semesters
Location: TBA

Enrollment Deadline: September 1, 2017

Register for the ITA Pronunciation course

In this course, students will develop tools to work on their pronunciation both in and out of class. The goal is not to eliminate a foreign accent, but instead to have a command of spoken English that will enable participants to convey and understand intended meanings and attitudes. Content can be adapted to suit the group’s needs.


For information about ITA and EEC English courses, please contact:

ITA (registerucaeli@uconn.edu)

 

For information about UCAELI English courses, please contact:

UCAELI office at 860-486-2127