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Undergraduate/Graduate Elective 

EDUTL 5030 (formerly EDUTL 5992) – Workshop on Spoken English for Academic Contexts (2cr) This course is designed for international undergraduates or graduates who would like to improve their oral English proficiency and confidence speaking for academic purposes, as well as their familiarity with the languages and cultures of the U.S. and of OSU. Students will hone their presentation and classroom interaction skills. Typical activities involve conducting interviews, analyzing TV sitcoms, comedians, and movies, collaborating, debating, asking and answering questions, and participating in extemporaneous storytelling and language fluency games.

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EDUTL 5040  Advanced Spoken English for International Graduate Students (4cr) Focusing on building fluency and expanding language base, this course uses a variety of authentic/engaging situations. Recommended for students rated NC1 or NC2 on the OPA. Priority is given to students seeking oral proficiency certification; however, international graduate students who wish to improve their classroom communication skills may enroll when room permits. Contact Andrew Seibert in the Student Services Center (seibert.68@osu.edu) for further information or to enroll. The English proficiency level for this course is assumed to be Intermediate Low or Mid, according to the ACTFL Speaking guidelines (2012).

EDUTL 5050  Classroom English for International Graduate Teaching Associates (3cr) Improves communication skills in language, culture, and pedagogy; supports the development of TAs’ classroom language and interaction  Recommended for students rated CC3 on the OPA or EXIV. Priority is given to students seeking oral proficiency certification; however, international graduate students who wish to improve their classroom communication skills may enroll if room permits.  Contact Andrew Seibert in the Student Services Center (seibert.68@osu.edu) for further information or to enroll. Prerequisite: OPA score of CC3 or EXIV score of CC3. The English proficiency level is assumed to be Intermediate High, according to the ACTFL Speaking guidelines (2012). Teaching certification at OSU is earned when a student can demonstrate an Advanced Low proficiency level.

EDUTL 5055  Teaching Workshop for International Graduate Teaching Associates (2cr) Provides communication skills in language, culture, and pedagogy; supports continued development of TA’s classroom language and interaction. Recommended for students rated NC3 who have taken EDUTL 5050. Priority is given to students seeking oral proficiency certification; however, international graduate students who wish to improve their classroom communication skills may enroll if room permits.  Contact Andrew Seibert in the Student Services Center (seibert.68@osu.edu) for further information or to enroll. Prerequisites: OPCA score of CC3. The English proficiency level is assumed to be Intermediate High, according to the ACTFL Speaking guidelines (2012). Teaching certification at OSU is earned when a student can demonstrate an Advanced Low proficiency level.

EDUTL 5060 (1 credit hour) – Individualized Pronunciation for graduate students.  Instructors will diagnose specific problems in fluency and oral production and arrange an individualized learning plan for the student.  Tutorials are held once a week for 30 minutes at an arranged time with the instructor.  Priority is given to students seeking oral proficiency certification; however, international students who wish to improve their English speaking skills may enroll when room permits.  Enrollment is by permission only. Contact the Andrew Seibert in the Student Services Center (seibert.68@osu.edu) for further information or to enroll.