Beyond the Basics

Beyond the Basics is a series of advanced English classes designed for non-native English speakers. Areas of focus include Advanced Conversation and Fluency, Pronunciation, Business Writing, and Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace (negotiating, problem solving, decision making, nonverbal communication).

Classes typically meet once per week for seven or eight weeks, and there is a small fee.  All instructors hold current credentials in the field of language instruction. 


Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Conversation and Fluency
Name
COM-3711Z3
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
This course is designed for non-native English speakers who would like to improve their ability to participate effectively in social and professional discourse.
Description
Improve your fluency and accuracy in spoken English. Students will learn how to express themselves and interact with other people on a variety of topics, in a variety of settings. Instructors will use up-to-date instructional techniques including effective error correction.
Course Objectives
  1. demonstrate an understanding of oral communication skills as evidenced by participation in discussion activities.
  2. make use of knowledge of US American culture and customs as they pertain to oral communication.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Stating and comprehending biographical and family Information; stating plans for the future.
  2. Describing one's current or future job; making cultural comparisons between native country and the US.
  3. Discussing current events; polite disagreement.
  4. Seeking out/giving advice; avoiding commitments; sympathizing with the problems of others.
  5. Describing personal accomplishments; paraphrasing.
  6. Taking and defending a stand on a current issue.
  7. Comparing/contrasting humor in native country with humor in the US; identifying sarcasm and exaggeration.
  8. Student presentations and feedback.
Contact Hours
24
CEU's
2.4
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
None
Text and Supplies Needed
Textbook subject to change. Please click on DETAILS above to see the most up-to-date textbook requirement.
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
None
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 80% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
None
Intended Audience
This course is designed for non-native English speakers who would like to improve their ability to participate effectively in social and professional discourse.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation for Non-Native English Speakers Part 2 - SEF-3001BQ2
  • Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation for Non-Native English Speakers Part 1 - SEF-3001BR2
  • Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation Part 3 - SEF-3001HG2
  • Beyond the Basics: Advanced Grammar for Non-Native English Speakers - COM-3711F2
Course Contact Information
Susan Shostak
919-334-1536