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American Culture II

The major purpose of this course is to expand the students’ knowledge of the American culture through selected topics of interest. The course not only provides students with essential information about the USA but also stimulates cross-cultural exchange. This course provides students with the opportunity to conduct research and then develop and deliver presentations to […]

Grammar Practice

This course focuses on training students in developing proficiency through active grammar practice. Students will have various opportunities to learn grammar structures through systematic themes as well as practical application through exercises. Reading and other communicative activities will be integrated. Grammar exercises will cover a broad content of both a scientific and humanistic nature as […]

Clear Communication

The primary goal of this course is to help non-native speakers of English develop skills of oral communication and listening comprehension. Various pronunciation needs for communicating more effectively in academic or professional settings will also be addressed. The learner-centered instruction guides students in developing communicative English through a variety of interactive practices including stresses of […]

Academic Writing

The goal of this course is to continue to prepare students for English composition and other academic writing at the college level. It focuses on developing writing skills at the essay level. Students will move from writing structured paragraphs to organizing, drafting, and revising complete essays. Course content includes introduction to patterns of essay organization […]

American Culture I

The major purpose of this course is to introduce and explore American culture through selected topics of interest. The course introduces typical American people, places, and ideas, providing students with essential information about the USA and stimulating cross-cultural exchange. This course emphasizes cultural awareness and addresses the four basic language skills – reading, writing, speaking, […]

Pronunciation Matters

The purpose of this course is to guide students into speaking clear and natural American English. It addresses basics in pronunciation for clear communication. Contents include sound/spelling patterns, syllables, consonant/vowel problems, linking, stress, and rhythm. The course will be learner-centered, encouraging interactive activities and practice. The three institutional credits awarded for this course do not […]

Basic Writing

This course focuses on developing writing skills at the paragraph level. Students will have opportunities to develop writing skills through a learning process that integrates reading, writing, and grammar practice. In learning and practicing a variety of writing tasks, students will gain increasing competence in expressing themselves in appropriate written English in an academic context. […]