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Graduate Courses

All graduate course offerings are designed for international graduate students who want to serve as graduate teaching associates. Before enrolling in any classes, each student must take the Oral Proficiency Assessment (OPA). You can learn more about the OPA here. If a student does not earn their C4 certification to teach, they can enroll in a Spoken English course based on their score. At the end of these courses, the student will have the opportunity to take another assessment to try to earn their C4 certification.

Enrollment in these courses is by permission only. Contact Andrew Seibert in the Student Services Center (seibert.68@osu.edu) for further information or to request permission to enroll.

 

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. It consists of three classroom contact hours and one online hour per week. The English proficiency level for this course is assumed to be Intermediate Low or Mid, according to the ACTFL Speaking Guidelines (2012). (Prerequisites: NC1 or NC2 score on the OPA or NC2 score on the EXIV)

 

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. 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. 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. Enrollment is by permission only. (Prerequisites: CC3 score on the OPA or CC3 score on the EXIV)

 

EDUTL 5055 – Teaching Workshop for International Graduate Teaching Associates (2cr)

Provides communication skills in language, culture, and pedagogy; supports continued development of TAs’ classroom language and Interaction. (Prerequisites: passing score in EDUTL 5050 and CC3 score on OPCA)

 

EDUTL 5060 – Individualized Pronunciation for Graduate Students (1cr)

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 thirty minutes at an arranged time with the instructor. Priority is given to students seeking oral proficiency certification; however, non-degree employees or graduate-level students who wish to improve their English-speaking skills may enroll when room permits. Enrollment is by permission only. (Prerequisites: ELEC designation on OPA, EXIV, or OPCA)

 

Undergraduate/Graduate Electives

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. Students will hone their presentation and classroom interaction skills.

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