ENG 097 ITA Speaking and Listening
Instructor - Zeynep Altinsel
Wells Hall B280
* The resources are loaned to the students for the semester.
This is an English speaking and listening class for international teaching assistants. The course will provide systematic practice in three areas of spoken English relevant to classroom instruction:
* English pronunciation
* English used in making classroom presentations
* English used in "class management"
The class will meet four and a half hours per week for ten weeks with the instructor.
The final class grade will be "P" (pass) or "NP" (no pass). To obtain a "P" students must complete all homework assignments satisfactorily and have no more than 4 unexcused absences. When the class ends, students with a "P" will take the English Language Center's ITA Oral Interview. Students who pass the interview satisfy MSU's English proficiency requirement for teaching assistants and are cleared for teaching.
Students who do not complete all homework assignments or who have more than four unexcused absences will receive a class grade of "NP" and not be permitted to take the ITA Oral Interview. The only excused absence is illness documented by a doctor's note. Being 10 minutes late to three classes will count as an absence. Students must return their books (Communicate), Digital Voice Recorders, Mic/Headsets to the instructor before they can take the ITA Oral Interview.