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COM 34 — Professional English for Non-Native Speakers: The Art of Conversation

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Thursdays
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Date(s): Mar 31—Jun 2
Duration: 10 weeks
Drop By
Drop Deadline: Apr 13
Unit(s): 2 Units
Tuition: $465
Format: On-campus course
Limit: Limit 21
Status: Closed
This course focuses on developing effective conversation skills and is geared toward advanced non-native speakers of English who have significant experience with the language. We will focus on advanced interaction skills to help students become more effective in several areas, including narration, description, negotiation, hypothesizing, and supporting opinions. Special emphasis will be placed on interactive listening, accuracy, and overall intelligibility. Activities will include storytelling, interviews, and panel discussions.

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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