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    Aug 11, 2022  
American University Catalog 2017-2018 
American University Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELTA-042 Academic Discussion-Level 4 (0)

This course focuses on improving students’ aural and oral skills in order to be confident and successful in U.S. academic settings, including comprehension of aural communication (i.e., listening for content, note-taking, paraphrasing, and summarizing) as well as participation in oral communication (i.e., utilizing verbal and non-verbal communication skills, managing conversations/discussions, and giving oral presentations) in the classroom. Students increase their fluency and accuracy in expressing their ideas, expand their academic and idiomatic vocabulary, and sharpen their critical thinking skills. Students research and give a variety of individual and group presentations on topics from class discussions, current events, and the course texts, and are also given support in academic skills such as time-management and group work. Grading: A-F only. Restriction: English Language and Training Academy (ELTA) program.