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This course is designed to help low advance English learners master the spoken fluency and listening comprehension as appropriate to an academic environment. Students will improve their skills in taking well organized lecture notes, comprehending a variety of listening texts, give presentations for different purposes, and discuss familiar and unfamiliar topics in formal and informal situations. The course includes practice in real UMBC academic settings. This course partially fulfills UMBC's conditional admission requirements.


August 31, 2022 to December 13, 2022, UMBC Main Campus
This course is designed to prepare advanced students to write in English with university-level competence and accuracy. Students further develop their skills in the writing process, academic vocabulary, advanced grammatical structures, presentation and analysis of research topics, and narrative and persuasive writing. Students learn to write for specific audiences and purposes on a wide range of academic and non-academic topics. This course partially fulfills UMBC's conditional admission requirements. Successful completion of the objectives for this course will qualify students for ENGL 110.


August 31, 2022 to December 13, 2022, UMBC Main Campus
This course is a FREE and casual version of the Global Conversation Skills Course. The Global Conversation Cafe gives you a chance to speak with people from around the world who love cultural exchange and meet new friends. Speaking in a group setting requires a set of special skills different from a one-on-one situation. For non-English speakers, it is also a special place for practicing and learning practical English through fun topics and activities. Seats are limited. Apply TODAY to save your FREE seat to join the UMBC ELI Global Conversation Cafe. The Cafe is held every Friday, 9:00 - 10:00 am in the U.S. EDT (Please go to https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ to see the time in your country).


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The Global Conversation Skills (with a UMBC ELI Instructor) is an instructor-led course and gives you a place where you can improve your speaking skills through conversation with people from around the world. For non-English speakers, it is a special place to practice your English once a week and learn practical "real life" English through fun topics and activities. COURSE FEE (Once a week): $180 per session (8 classes)


September 2, 2022 to October 21, 2022, ONLINE
October 28, 2022 to December 16, 2022, ONLINE
January 3-26, 2023, ONLINE
The Global Conversation Skills (with a UMBC ELI Instructor) is an instructor-led course and gives you a place where you can improve your speaking skills through conversation with people from around the world. For non-English speakers, it is a special place to practice your English twice a week and learn practical "real life" English through fun topics and activities. COURSE FEE (Once a week): $250 per session (16 classes)


September 1, 2022 to October 25, 2022, ONLINE
October 27, 2022 to December 20, 2022, ONLINE