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If you have questions, please contact Kevin McCracken at 812.348.7302 or kjmccrac@iupuc.edu.

  

English as a Second Language (ESL)

If you are a non-native speaker of English, we can help you increase and improve your general proficiency with our four-week series of English as a second language (ESL) classes.

This four-week noncredit evening program is designed to improve your conversational, everyday English comprehension and fluency. You will experience maximum student-teacher interaction in a supportive classroom environment. You will also earn a certificate of completion.

When offerred, three separate classes will meet once per week for four weeks. Participants have the option to register for one, two, or all three classes.

Class 1: Vocabulary Building
This class focuses on building vocabulary while exploring a variety of topics. To rapidly expand their English vocabulary, participants will learn about word roots. Participants will also learn which words are useful in everyday life, versus a technical setting. Dates are pending for this series. The cost for this series is $135 and includes all materials.

Class 2: American Conversation Topics
This class includes:

  •  Conversational English including everyday expressions
  • Listening comprehension and fluency
  •  Understanding American English idioms
  •  Exploration of cultural dimensions of communication
  •  Use of cultural examples as a vehicle to improve language proficiency
  •  Dates are pending for this series.
  •  The cost for this series is $70 and includes all materials.

Class 3: Pronunciation
This class includes:

  •  Focus on difficult sounds in English
  •  Exploration of common differences in accent
  •  Emphasis on American pitch and intonation
  •  Developing an awareness of which sounds diminish in American English

Dates are pending for this series.
 The cost for this series is $70 and includes all materials.

Classes will be taught by Devin Blankenship, a talented ESL instructor with more than ten years of teaching experience, including internationally. Blankenship will use Compelling Conversations, a widely recognized and respected text to supplement his instruction.

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