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Courses in LSA English Language Institute
English Language Institute (ELI)
ELI 420. Research Paper Writing
(2). May not be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

This is an advanced writing course for international Master's and Ph.D. students, who learn to formulate a hypothesis, synthesize material from written sources, organize ideas, and develop arguments. They investigate writing conventions in their respective fields, work on incorporating devices to improve flow and coherence of writing, and learn the grammar and semantics of academic writing.

ELI 434. Discussion and Oral Argumentation
Consent of instructor required. Non-native English speaker; advanced Graduate standing, and permission of instructor. (1). May not be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

This advanced oral communication course is a seminar that focuses on how to help listeners better understand what you are saying. Students learn how to organize information effectively and how to give oral presentations. Students study elements of effective oral communication, examine how they are used in recorded video samples and adapt them to personal use.

ELI 450 / LING 450. Perspectives on Second Language Learning and Instruction
Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in LING 350.

ELI 510. Academic Reading and Academic Vocabulary Acquisition
(2). May not be repeated for credit.

Students will improve their reading and vocabulary for general academic use and for proficiency in specialist disciplines by using articles, readings and various computer resources to identify, learn, and use relevant vocabulary, and to improve reading skills appropriate for different purposes, e.g. summarizing, critically assessing, and stylistically evaluating texts.

ELI 530. Academic Speaking and Writing for Architecture Students
Restricted to students in the Masters of Architecture, Urban Planning, or Urban Design Programs. (2). May not be repeated for credit. ELI 530 is for Architecture, Urban Planning, Urban Design students only.

Students learn effective presentation and discussion skills in the context of their discipline. Through a series of observation and interviewing assignments, students also develop awareness of their own academic and professional community. In addition, writing extended definitions and problem/solution texts, citing sources, plagiarism, reading strategies and vocabulary development are covered.

ELI 584. Graduate Student Instructors Seminar and Practicum
Consent of instructor required. Graduate standing and permission of instructor. Participants must have an IGSI appointment to register for this course. (1). May not be repeated for credit.

ELI 591. Teaching English as a Second Language Internationally
Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

This course introduces the essentials of classroom methodology and practice for students who intend to go abroad and teach English as a Second Language. Classroom discussion will include a focus on language learning and teaching issues in a non-English milieu and activities will include establishing principles of classroom management, and determining appropriate materials and resources for the communicative classroom.

ELI 593 / EDUC 593. Educational Linguistics
Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

This course deals with training and research in linguistics as it relates to education al theory and practice, specifically the teaching and learning of K-12 English as a Second Language (ESL) students. Topics include English structures and analysis, identification of ESL students' learning challenges, and pedagogical strategies to promote language acquisition.

ELI 599. Individual Research and Study
(1 - 3). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected twice for credit.

Graduate students can pursue individual research on aspects of language acquisition learning or teaching individual students will need and consult with faculty about ongoing projects.

ELI 601. Speaking in Research Contexts
Non-native English speaker; advanced Graduate standing. (2). May not be repeated for credit.

ELI 620. Dissertation Writing and Writing for Publication I
Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (2). May not be repeated for credit.

ELI 621. Dissertation Writing and Writing for Publication II
Consent of instructor required. Non-native English speaker. Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (2). May not be repeated for credit.

ELI 994. College Teaching in the U.S.: Pedagogy, Culture and Language
Graduate standing and permission of instructor. Must be nominated by department. (1 - 2). May be elected twice for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

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