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COM 23 — Presenting in English

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 27—Dec 6
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 10
Units: 2
Tuition: $535
Instructor(s): Lisa Singleton Quijano
Limit: 21
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 22
Fall
On-campus course
Wednesdays
7:00—8:50 pm
Date(s)
Sep 27—Dec 6
10 weeks
Drop By
Oct 10
2 Units
Fees
$535
Instructor(s):
Lisa Singleton Quijano
Limit
21
Closed
Please Note: No class on November 22
The ability to communicate ideas effectively continually ranks at the top of the list of skills needed by business people, engineers, and other professionals. This series of advanced English courses gives non-native speakers the opportunity to identify and practice the essential speaking and writing skills needed in professional settings.

Designed for advanced non-native speakers working in professional contexts, this course focuses on the development of clear, effective presentation skills in English, with specific attention to the accurate use of American English sounds, stress, and intonation. Students will present to small and large groups, learning how best to organize information to gain and keep audience attention. The goals are to develop confidence, fluency, and accuracy when presenting in English. Two presentations per student will be recorded for analysis and personalized instructor feedback. Students may also complete individual audio recordings for further instructor feedback.

Prerequisite: Advanced English proficiency by non-native speakers using English in professional settings. All students are expected to have substantial knowledge of, education in, and experience with spoken English.

Students are required to attend the first class.

Lisa Singleton Quijano, Lecturer, English for Foreign Students, Stanford Language Center

Lisa Singleton Quijano specializes in oral presentation, advanced oral communication, essay writing, and science writing. She has taught at Foothill College, UC Berkeley Extension, and UC Santa Cruz Extension. Quijano received an MA in teaching English as a second/foreign language from SF State.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.
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