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COM 34 — Professional English for Non-Native Speakers: The Art of Conversation

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: On campus
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 28—Dec 7
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Oct 11
Unit(s): 2 Units
Tuition: $470
Limit: 21
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 23
Fall
On campus
Wednesdays
7:00—8:50 pm
Date(s)
Sep 28—Dec 7
10 weeks
Drop By
Oct 11
2 Units
Fees
$470
Limit
21
Closed
Please Note: No class on November 23
This course focuses on developing more effective conversation skills and is geared toward advanced non-native speakers who have a strong knowledge of and significant experience with the language. We will focus on advanced interaction skills to help students become more effective in several areas, including description, narration, and negotiation, as well as supporting opinions, interrupting, speculating, and hypothesizing. Special emphasis will be placed on interactive listening, accuracy, and overall intelligibility. Activities will include storytelling, interviews, and conversational panel discussions.

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 and UC Santa Cruz Extension. Quijano received an MA in teaching English as a second/foreign language from SF State.

Textbooks for this course:

No required textbooks
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