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COM 34 — The Art of Conversation

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Apr 4—Jun 6
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Apr 17
Units: 2
Tuition: $555
Instructor(s): Lisa Singleton Quijano
Limit: 21
Spring
On-campus
Thursdays
7:00—8:50 pm
Date(s)
Apr 4—Jun 6
10 weeks
Drop By
Apr 17
2 Units
Fees
$555
Instructor(s):
Lisa Singleton Quijano
Limit
21
Closed
This course focuses on developing more effective conversation skills and is geared toward advanced non-native speakers of English 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.

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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