COM 34 — Professional English for Non-Native Speakers: The Art of Conversation
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Apr 4—Jun 6
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Apr 17
Instructor(s): Kristopher Geda
Apr 4—Jun 6
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.
Prerequisite: Advanced English proficiency by non-native speakers using English in professional settings.
Kristopher Geda, Lecturer, English for Foreign Students, Stanford Language CenterKristopher Geda has taught English courses in speaking, listening, vocabulary development, reading, writing, and grammar. He focuses on helping learners develop the cultural competency necessary to successfully operate with and among highly competent speakers of English. He received a PhD in linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Textbooks for this course:
There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.