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COM 23 — Professional English for Non-Native Speakers: Presenting in English

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Tuesdays
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Date(s): Mar 29—May 31
Duration: 10 weeks
Drop By
Drop Deadline: Apr 11
Unit(s): 2 Units
Tuition: $465
Format: On-campus course
Limit: Limit 21
Status: Closed
Designed for advanced non-native speakers working in professional contexts, this course focuses on the development of clear, effective presentation skills in English, with specific attention to the accurate use of American English sounds, stress, and intonation. Students will present to small and large groups, learning how best to organize information to gain and keep audience attention. The goals are to develop confidence, fluency, and accuracy when presenting in English. Two presentations per student will be recorded for analysis and personalized instructor feedback. Students may also complete individual audio recordings for further instructor feedback.

Lisa Singleton Quijano, Lecturer, English for Foreign Students, Stanford Language Center

Lisa Singleton Quijano specializes in oral presentation, advanced oral communication, essay writing, and science writing. She has taught at Foothill College and UC Santa Cruz Extension. Quijano received an MA in teaching English as a second/foreign language from San Francisco State.

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