English for Everyday Life

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In the new 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).  

COURSE

SEMESTER

 COST

LOCATION

Technology and Science -

Register by March 4th

Wednesdays from 6 - 8:30 pm

March 11 - April 22

7 weeks

17.5 Hours

Course: $375

Course Materials: No additional charge

Additional parking fees apply.

Villanova University

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Meet the Instructor: 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. 

COURSE TOPICS

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.  

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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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Contact Information

Villanova University
College of Professional Studies
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Vasey Hall, Room 104
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610-519-4300
Fax:     610-519-7910
Email:  cps.info@villanova.edu

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