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Grad and Undergrad Courses

Credit

These courses are taken on a Credit/No Credit basis. They count as 3 credit hours for purposes of full-time enrollment, but do not count toward students' degree requirements.

Registration

Registration for these courses is done on-line at http://registrar.utexas.edu/students/registration/. Students can register for these courses until the 12th class day.

Any student who received a conditional pass on the ITA exam will be authorized to register for ESL 389T. Any student who did not pass the J-bar screening will be authorized to register for ESL 388S and/or ESL 388W. All other students will need to email our office for permission to register.

Requests and any other questions can be directed via email to mikesmith@austin.utexas.edu.

Graduate Courses

ESL 389T: Communication and Teaching Culture

Section 1 Fall 2014 (67690) TTh 9:30-11:00AM
Section 2 Fall 2014 (67695) TTh 12:30-2:00PM
Section 3 Fall 2014 (67700) MW 4:00-5:30PM

This course is required for graduate students who received a conditional pass on the ITA English assessment and have TA/AI appointments with student contact. It meets the requirements for ITA certification. This course is designed to explore and enhance international teaching assistants' skills in English communication through a variety of functional areas. Practice areas include pronunciation, vocabulary, fluency, reductions, presenting and summarizing information, and compensatory strategies. Intercultural communication topics relevant to teaching in U.S. universities are also addressed.

ESL 388T: Basic Speaking Skills for Potential International Teaching Assistants

Section 1 Fall 2014 (67670) TTh 8:00-9:30AM

This course is for graduate students who failed the ITA English assessment and would like to improve their English before retaking the assessment. This course will focus on pronunciation, fluency, vocabulary development, and presentation skills.

ESL 388S: Oral Communication for International Students

Section 1 Fall 2014 (67645) TTh 9:30-11:00AM
Section 2 Fall 2014 (67650) TTh 9:30-11:00AM
Section 3 Fall 2014 (67655) TTh 11:00AM-12:30PM
Section 4 Fall 2014 (67660) TTh 11:00AM-12:30PM
Section 5 Fall 2014 (67665) TTh 12:30-2:00PM

This course is required for graduate students who did not pass the oral skills component of the J-bar English assessment. The course is designed to develop academic oral communication skills. Practice will focus on pronunciation, fluency, grammatical accuracy, vocabulary development, formal presentations, and graduate-level discussions. Instruction will be delivered within the context of academic speaking tasks.

ESL 388W: Academic Writing for International Students

Section 1 Fall 2014 (67675) TTh 12:30-2:00PM
Section 2 Fall 2014 (67680) TTh 2:00-3:30PM

This course is required for graduate students who did not pass the written skills component of the J-bar English assessment. The course is designed to develop academic written communication skills. Practice will focus on clauses, sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

ESL 389S: Advanced Oral Communication for International Students

Section 1 Fall 2014 (67685) TTh  2:00-3:30PM

The course is designed to develop academic oral communication skills. Practice will focus on pronunciation, fluency, grammatical accuracy, vocabulary development, formal presentations, and graduate-level discussions. Instruction will be delivered within the context of academic speaking tasks.

ESL 389W: Advanced Academic Writing for International Students

Section 1 (67705) TTh 2:00-3:30p

The course is designed to develop academic written communication skills. Practice will focus on paragraphs, essays, and research writing.

Undergraduate Courses

ESL 302W: Academic Reading and Writing for Undergraduate Students

Fall course listings will be published in August 2014

The course focuses on the English language skills necessary for reading and discussing academic texts, using new vocabulary, composing short papers, and writing research papers.

ESL 302S: Academic Listening and Speaking for Undergraduate Students

Section 1 Fall 2014 (67640) MWF 3:00-4:00pm

The course focuses on the English language skills necessary for undestanding lectures, taking notes, participating in and leading discussions, and giving effective presentations.

ESL 501G: English Language Grammar

Fall course listings will be published in August 2014

ESL 501R: English Language Reading

Fall course listings will be published in August 2014

ESL 501S: English Language Speaking

Fall course listings will be published in August 2014

ESL 501G: English Language Writing

Fall course listings will be published in August 2014