ESL1650 Communication Skills
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Languages
Department: English Language Studies
Course Number: NELP 1650
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • English as a Second Language
ESL 1650 is designed to help you become a more confident speaker and a more accurate listener of academic English. We will explore a variety of genres, including academic lectures, documentary films, video and audio clips, as well as print and online articles in order to develop fluency and understanding of cultural contexts. (If you have space- you can add this part in the description-Speaking activities will include individual and group presentations, interviews, dialogs, formal debates, and role-plays, as well as highly participatory classroom discussions in which you use new vocabulary, idioms and appropriate language for a variety of speech acts. Listening activities will include listening to academic lectures and audio and texts for structure, content, and mood, and improving basic note-taking skills. You will also listen to and critique your classmate’s presentations.)
Course Open to: Degree Students


Open to Undergraduate students.