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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. They will conduct interviews with different people on campus, and work collaboratively with classmates to analyze and report their findings. In-class activities will include dramatic and improv techniques for increasing fluency and confidence speaking and materials will range from TV sitcom and movie clips to online interviews and speeches. Finally, students will learn autonomous language learning strategies so that they can continue to set and evaluate their own language learning goals. Recommended for anyone trying to find their voice in the US university.

  • Unit 1: Collaborative skills, performance, listening, interviews
  • Unit 2: US culture, OSU language/slang & culture, childhood stories, TV shows, jingles/theme songs, telling a personal story
  • Unit 3: Academic presentations and interaction, anatomy of an argument, civil debate

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EDUTL 5040  Advanced Spoken English for International Graduate Students (4cr) Develops spoken communication in a variety of authentic/engaging situations. This hybrid instruction course consists of 3 classroom contact hours per week, and 1 online hour. Students rated as NC1 or NC2 by the OPA should register for this course. 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. Observations and support for the development of TAs’ classroom language and interaction will be part of this course. Students rated as CC3 by the OPA or OPCA should enroll for this course in which 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) This Advanced proficiency elective is for those who already have/do not need certification, but would like to continue to progress further within the Advanced proficiency level. This course is designed for academic professionals, so it is also ideal for post-docs and faculty.