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Courses in LSA English Language Institute
English Language Institute (ELI)
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 512. Spoken and Written Grammar in Academic Contexts
(1). May not be repeated for credit.

This course for non-native-speaker graduate students focuses on accurate use of English grammatical structures in academic speaking and writing contexts.

ELI 521. Writing for Academic Purposes I
(1). May not be repeated for credit.

This course for non-native-speaker graduate students offers training and practice in paragraph writing (process descriptions, data commentaries, introductions, problem-solutions) and the organizational patterns and strategies required when writing a cohesive and coherent academic paper.

ELI 522. Research Paper Writing
(2). May not be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

This advanced writing course teaches international Master's and Ph.D. students to formulate a hypothesis, synthesize material from written sources, organize ideas, and develop arguments. Students investigate writing conventions in their respective fields, improve the flow and coherence of their writing, and review the grammar and semantics of academic writing.

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. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

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 531. Language and Communication I
(1). May not be repeated for credit.

This course introduces non-native-speaker graduate students to a range of academic listening and speaking skills that support fluency and relationship building within the academic community.

ELI 533. Interactive Listening and Communication
(1). May not be repeated for credit.

This course for non-native-speaker graduate students emphasizes the development of effective listening skills and strategies that support fluency and relationship building within the academic community. It features communicative exchanges in classroom, seminar, discussion and lab situations.

ELI 534. Discussion and Oral Argumentation
(1). May not be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

This advanced course is designed for non-native speaker graduate students who wish to develop their capacity to participate in academic discussion. The course adopts a case method approach and provide practice in a variety of situations: classes, seminars, panel groups, individual meetings, and poster presentations.

ELI 536. Pronunciation I
(1). May not be repeated for credit.

This basic course enables non-native-speaker graduate students to improve their intelligibility through modification of articulation and voice qualities and to develop self-learning skills of speech monitoring and speech modification.

ELI 537. Pronunciation II
(1). May not be repeated for credit.

This intermediate course enables non-native-speaker graduate students to practice in the use of English vocal prosodics (especially volume, rate, phrasing, stress, rhythm, and intonation) to improve fluency in spoken English, and it provides practice the mechanics of speech articulation to improve accuracy.

ELI 538. Pronunciation in Context
ELI (336 or 536) or (337 or 537); completed with a minimum grade of C- or better. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (1). May not be repeated for credit.

In this high-intermediate speech/pronunciation course, non-native-speaker graduate students analyze and practice phrasing, stress, rhythm and intonation. They also briefly review the English vowel and consonant sound systems with a focus on areas of particular need diagnosed by the instructor.

ELI 544. Presenting in Academic Contexts
(3). May not be repeated for credit.

This course for non-native-speaker graduate students focuses on the skills needed for organizing and delivering presentations for academic and professional audiences. Presentations are videotaped and critiqued in small groups and/or individually with the instructor.

ELI 580. Introduction to Graduate Student Instructor Work
Permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit. Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

This course for non-native-speaker GSIs outside of LSA includes classroom, workshop and intensive critiquing elements and provides background in American classroom culture and pedagogical techniques in order to improve students' command of language skills and strategies needed for successful performance as a classroom or lab instructor.

ELI 581. GSI Communication Skills
(1). May not be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

This course for non-native-speaker GSIs in LSA improves students' command of English for teaching purposes and broadens their range of communication skills and strategies needed for successful performance as a classroom or lab instructor.

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. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

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. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

ELI 620. Dissertation Writing and Writing for Publication I
Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (2). May not be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

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. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

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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