ENGLISH FOR EVERYDAY LIFE

 

100% ONLINE!

In the English for Everyday Life series of courses, you will explore topics of interest from everyday life while practicing and building English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Using a variety of authentic texts, including video excerpts and written texts, the courses focus mainly on broadening your vocabulary, improving your listening comprehension, and building conversational fluency.

Students of all English language levels are welcome. With each 7 week course a student will receive 1.75 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Topics throughout the year include:

  • People and Environment
  • Current Events
  • Technology and Science
  • Government and Citizenship
  • Understanding English Grammar

 

UPCOMING COURSES:

(PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 1 WEEK IN ADVANCE OF THE COURSE START DATE.)

 

 

ENGLISH FOR EVERYDAY LIFE: PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENT

FALL 2020
Wednesdays, October 21 - December 9
6 - 8:30 pm

7 weeks, 17.5 hours

 

Location: ONLINE

Course: $375

Course Materials: No additional charge

 

 

 

COURSE DETAILS

Talar Kaloustian

Talar Kaloustian, EdD

Dr. Kaloustian loves languages and she loves teaching. She received her doctoral degree in Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the course of fifteen years, Dr. Kaloustian has taught English as a Second Language to language learners around the world, in cities such as Beirut, Istanbul, Prague and Philadelphia, as well as undergraduate and graduate level courses in sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, and qualitative research. Her other interests include ESL curriculum development, student mentorship, academic advising, student orientation, program coordination, and teacher training.

Popular Culture

Using a variety of authentic texts, including video excerpts and written texts, this course focuses on broadening students’ vocabulary, improving their listening comprehension, and building their conversational fluency. In this course, students will explore topics related to North American culture, including food, music, traditions and more.

Government and Citizenship

Using a variety of authentic texts, including video excerpts and written texts, this course focuses on broadening students’ vocabulary, improving their listening comprehension, and building their conversational fluency. In this course, students will explore topics related to politics, including the different forms of governance, the US government system, and citizens’ rights.

Technology and Science

Using a variety of authentic texts, including video excerpts and written texts, this course focuses on broadening students’ vocabulary, improving their listening comprehension, and building their conversational fluency. In this course, students will explore topics related to technology, including the evolution of people’s relationship with technology, and the future of technology.

People and the Environment

Using a variety of authentic texts, including video excerpts and written texts, this course focuses on broadening students’ vocabulary, improving their listening comprehension, and building their conversational fluency. In this course, students will explore topics related to the environment, including climate change, pollution, and the role that humans have played in impacting the environment.

Current Events

Using a variety of authentic texts, including video excerpts and written texts, this course focuses on broadening students’ vocabulary, improving their listening comprehension, and building their conversational fluency. In this course, students will explore important local and global issues in the news today.

Sports and Outdoor Recreation

Using a variety of authentic texts, including video excerpts and written texts, this course focuses on broadening students’ vocabulary, improving their listening comprehension, and building their conversational fluency. In this course, students will explore topics related to North American sports and general outdoor recreational activities. Topics will include famous sports figures, popular sports teams, and growing trends in activities, such as hiking, biking, and skiing.

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VALUE OF A PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM:

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Enhance your resume.

Professional education classes enable you to add new skills, expertise, or credentials to your resume and make you even more valuable to your employer.

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Expand your professional network.

Communicating and building relationships with your classmates and instructors can open new doors in your career.

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Learn from industry experts.

All programs are taught by instructors who have worked or who are currently working in the field, and who are able to share practical applications and real world examples of topics in the course.