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    Jan 16, 2022  
American University Catalog 2017-2018 
American University Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELTA-052 Academic Discussion-Level 5 (0)

This advanced level course builds students’ academic aural and oral skills. The focus is on comprehension of oral communication in the classroom (i.e. listening for content, note-taking, paraphrasing, and summarizing) as well as participation in oral communication in the classroom (i.e. utilizing verbal and non-verbal communication skills, managing conversations/discussions, and giving oral presentations). Particular emphasis is placed on understanding and responding to long-form academic lectures from a variety of disciplines. In addition to several individual and group presentations, students also give a short lecture and lead a discussion on a topic of their interest. In the process students increase their fluency and accuracy in expressing their ideas, expand their academic vocabulary, and sharpen their critical thinking skills. Grading: A-F only. Restriction: English Language and Training Academy (ELTA) program.