NEW Fall 2021 Online Language Support Courses for International Graduate Students
The English Language Center is pleased to offer the following two new sections of AAE 491 aimed at international graduate students who have already met the MSU minimum proficiency requirement for English (through TOEFL, IELTS, or completion of required ELC coursework) but would like to further refine their English language skills:
AAE 491 Section 001 – 3 credits
Special Topics in Effective Oral Communication for Graduate Students
This course familiarizes students with essential aspects of effective communication in the academic setting, including features of English pronunciation, interaction strategies, and variables affecting fluency. Students will practice and receive feedback on their communicative effectiveness in contexts such as class discussions, groupwork, and mock conference presentations.
AAE 491 Section 002 – 3 credits
Special Topics in Field-Specific Academic Writing for Graduate Students
This course explores basic values and assumptions underlying American academic writing conventions in general ,as well as variations that occur across disciplines and writing types. Students will gather and analyze scholarly writing from their own field of study in order to discover and practice employing these important writing conventions in such genres as lab reports, abstracts, literature reviews, scholarly research, etc.
For questions or enrollment interest, please contact Patricia Walters, ELC Associate Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.