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  • Academic Speaking | English Language Center | Vanderbilt University
    for Departments Calendar Resources ELC Handbook How to Avoid Plagiarism TOEFL IELTS Testing Campus Partners More pivot ELC English Language Center Programs English for Academics and Professionals Academic Speaking Academic Speaking EAP Academic Writing Academic Speaking Pronunciation International Teaching Assistants ITA ITA Communication write ELC for Undergraduates Academic Speaking Academic Speaking is designed for students whose English speaking skills need improvement The objective of the course is to strengthen all aspects of speaking ability especially in academic contexts Students receive feedback on assignments in class and in individual meetings with the instructor Apply for Enrollment Spring 2016 only Activities include developing discussion skills improving pronunciation preparing for conference presentations Focus of the course is on increasing intelligibility increasing fluency increasing accuracy improving public speaking skills preparing and using visual aids asking and answering questions effectively Both semesters cover all aspects discussions group and individual activities and presentations of Academic Speaking However the Fall Semester helps prepare students for the academic classroom as well as enhance individual speaking skills The Spring Semester continues work on the academic classroom but add more presentation style activities The courses do not have to be taken in sequence Back Home GO Important Dates 04 18

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/programs/english-academics-professionals/academic-speaking/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Pronunciation | English Language Center | Vanderbilt University
    for Spouses Partners chat ELC Internships ELC Internship Opportunities General Internship Teaching English as a Foreign Language TEFL Internship More Support for Departments Calendar Resources ELC Handbook How to Avoid Plagiarism TOEFL IELTS Testing Campus Partners More pivot ELC English Language Center Programs English for Academics and Professionals Pronunciation Pronunciation EAP Academic Writing Academic Speaking Pronunciation International Teaching Assistants ITA ITA Communication write ELC for Undergraduates Pronunciation The Pronunciation course focuses on the fundamentals of American English production The purpose of this course is to help students modify their speech patterns to improve their speaking comprehensibility Apply for Enrollment Spring 2016 only Activities include classroom instruction and practice digitally recorded assignments with individualized feedback focusing on segmentals individual problematic phonemes sounds focusing on suprasegmentals stress and intonation patterns for various speech functions Focus of the course is on increasing intelligibility increasing fluency increasing accuracy identifying and approximating the phonemes of Standard American English identifying and approximating the stress and intonation patterns in extended discourse Both semesters cover all aspects of pronunciation Back Home GO Important Dates 04 18 2016 English Language Center classes end More dates Recent News View RSS feed See Our Campus Your Vanderbilt Alumni Current Students Faculty

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/programs/english-academics-professionals/pronunciation/ (2016-02-16)
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  • International Teaching Assistants (ITA) | English Language Center | Vanderbilt University
    pivot ELC English Language Center Programs English for Academics and Professionals International Teaching Assistants International Teaching Assistants ITA EAP Academic Writing Academic Speaking Pronunciation International Teaching Assistants ITA ITA Communication write ELC for Undergraduates International Teaching Assistants The Vanderbilt University English Language Center ELC offers support for International Teaching Assistants ITA Specialized English for Academics and Professionals EAP courses including ITA Communication Academic Speaking and Pronunciation are available to ITAs at the ELC The ELC conducts English language proficiency assessments for ITAs in August and January ITA Assessment ITAs at Vanderbilt University VU may be evaluated for English language proficiency at the request of their departments or by self selection ITAs may be assessed throughout their time at VU depending on how their role as ITAs and department needs may change The evaluation process is designed to determine whether an ITA has the high level of communication skills needed to carry out TA responsibilities The assessment for Spring 2016 will be on January 12th You must sign up using the link below Returning ITAs from Fall 2015 need not be re assessed just sign up for your next ELC recommended course in Step 3 below Step 1 Complete ITA assessment sign up form Apply for ITA Assessment Spring 2016 only The form above may be completed by an ITA or an ITA s department Step 2 Attend ITA assessment at the ELC if required The ELC will contact you soon after you complete the form to schedule an assessment Step 3 Based on assessment results or last semester s grade and recommendation the ELC may recommend one of the following courses ITA Communication Academic Speaking Pronunciation ITA Resources Please visit the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching for other ITA related information For Vanderbilt Departments Directors of Graduate Study and other departmental

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/programs/english-academics-professionals/ita/ (2016-02-16)
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  • ITA Communication | English Language Center | Vanderbilt University
    How to Avoid Plagiarism TOEFL IELTS Testing Campus Partners More pivot ELC English Language Center Programs English for Academics and Professionals International Teaching Assistants Communication ITA Communication EAP Academic Writing Academic Speaking Pronunciation International Teaching Assistants ITA ITA Communication write ELC for Undergraduates International Teaching Assistant Communication International Teaching Assistant ITA Communication is designed by the Vanderbilt University English Language Center ELC to enhance English communication and teaching skills for ITAs in the context of US university settings The objective of the course is to strengthen academic speaking ability pronunciation and ITA related communication strategies Students receive feedback on assignments in class and in individual meetings with the instructor Activities include pronunciation activities presenting a syllabus explaining a visual defining terms and extended definitions outlining a presentation presenting a process presenting a topic of general interest leading discussions conducting mini lectures Focus of the course is on increasing intelligibility increasing fluency increasing accuracy improving public speaking skills improving lecturing and discussion skills improving ability to interact with undergraduate students preparing and using visual aids asking and answering questions effectively ITA Communication introduces students to aspects of Academic Speaking and Pronunciation e g discussions group and individual activities and presentations Back

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/programs/english-academics-professionals/ita/communication/ (2016-02-16)
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  • writeELC for Undergraduates | English Language Center | Vanderbilt University
    Language TEFL Internship More Support for Departments Calendar Resources ELC Handbook How to Avoid Plagiarism TOEFL IELTS Testing Campus Partners More pivot ELC English Language Center Programs English for Academics and Professionals writeELC for Undergraduates writeELC for Undergraduates EAP Academic Writing Academic Speaking Pronunciation International Teaching Assistants ITA ITA Communication write ELC for Undergraduates write ELC for Undergraduates write ELC for Undergraduates is designed to help students for whom English is not their primary language develop academic writing skills and is organized around writing assignments in Vanderbilt University courses Participating in this academy helps you more fully adapt to academic writing styles and become more effective in presenting your ideas We tailor content to meet your individual writing needs through workshops 1 to 1 sessions and online resources Application Apply to the Spring 2016 write ELC for Undergraduates program TUITION FREE Topics include Matching academic expectations Using the tools of writing to convey your ideas Maximizing your writing time Making complex grammar work for you Avoiding plagiarism Telling academic stories Assignments will include writing emails employment application letters and resumes Downloads write ELC for Undergraduate Students Flyer Back Home GO Important Dates 04 18 2016 English Language Center classes end

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/programs/english-academics-professionals/write-elc/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Discipline-Specific English-Language Programs | English Language Center | Vanderbilt University
    Language Center Programs Discipline Specific Discipline Specific English Language Programs Discipline Specific Business Law Education Discipline Specific English Language Programs The Vanderbilt University English Language Center ELC has a wide range of experience in designing highly customized programs for groups and individuals in the academic and professional community with specific English language needs These programs may be designed to emphasize English proficiency and U S culture as well as specific content expertise The ELC can work with departments to design customized English language programs tailored to the specific needs of the discipline for their students or employees Discipline Specific Programs Currently Offered English for Business Purposes at Vanderbilt s Owen Graduate School of Management English for Legal Purposes at the Vanderbilt Law School English for Educational Purposes at Vanderbilt s Peabody Graduate School of Education and Human Development Previous Programs Include Pre Academic Vanderbilt Engineering PAVE Vanderbilt University Medical Center Postdocs Licensure Program for Nurses Trained Overseas Interdisciplinary Graduate Program Medical Residents in Psychiatry Questions For information regarding content please contact Debra Lee Language Teaching Specialist Tel 1 615 322 2277 Email debra s lee vanderbilt edu For more information regarding discipline specific programs please contact Susan M Barone Director

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/programs/discipline-specific/ (2016-02-16)
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  • English for Business Purposes | English Language Center | Vanderbilt University
    Internship More Support for Departments Calendar Resources ELC Handbook How to Avoid Plagiarism TOEFL IELTS Testing Campus Partners More pivot ELC English Language Center Programs Discipline Specific Business English English for Business Purposes Discipline Specific Business Law Education English for Business Purposes The English Language Center ELC has been working with Vanderbilt University s Owen Graduate School of Management since 1994 to develop and deliver support programming for incoming students who have a first language other than English US Business Communication Culture USBCC USBCC Finalists in the Apprentice Competition The USBCC program is specifically designed to help students who have a first language other than English and have been accepted into an Owen Graduate School of Management program begin the fall semester with the language skills and cultural knowledge necessary to benefit more fully from Owen s academic program The summer program combines advanced level language instruction with orientation and cultural activities a two week pre arrival orientation and assessment program a three week face to face pre MBA academic program completely customized curriculum with Vanderbilt and Owen specific content and course simulations highly individualized feedback and coaching on writing and oral skills complementary curricula with Owen Managerial Writing coordination with multiple aspects of orientation library laptops etc a tuition free conversation group for spouses and domestic partners Program Objectives USBCC Students Gathering on the Final Day of the Program Adapt more quickly to the Owen environment Communicate effectively in groups and individual presentations Comprehend rapid American speech in lectures and discussion Read and write English efficiently and effectively Important Dates July 8 July 29 2016 8 30 a m to 12 30 p m Monday through Friday Enrollment Students should enroll through the Owen Graduate School of Management Back Home GO Important Dates 04 18 2016 English Language Center

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/programs/discipline-specific/business/ (2016-02-16)
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  • English for Legal Purposes | English Language Center | Vanderbilt University
    school curriculum Increase ability to listen to short lectures and take effective notes Gain higher level of self confidence in public speaking and interacting in the classroom Augment legal academic vocabulary in writing and speaking Increase ability to brief cases Increase ability to summarize and paraphrase case elements Improve clarity correctness and conciseness in legal exercises and exam writing Gain higher degree of grammatical accuracy Improve use of articles prepositions verb tenses in written and spoken language Understand how to read like a legal professional Become acquainted with American culture and American legal culture Summer 2011 LL M Students at the Chancery Court in Downtown Nashville Important Dates Dates July 18 August 12 2016 9 00 a m to 1 00 p m Monday through Friday Enrollment Enrollment is restricted to Vanderbilt LL M Students All Vanderbilt LL M students should contact Cynthia Coleman Associate Director of Law School Admissions and International Services regarding enrollment in the Summer LL M program Tuition 2 000 Tuition will be withdrawn from your Vanderbilt student account Legal Academic Writing and Speaking Academic English for LL M students is a series of courses for students admitted into the Vanderbilt University Law School LL M Program Courses are designed to assist students who have a first language other than English in their careers by increasing proficiency and confidence in various types of written legal discourse Among other activities students summarize articles discuss current legal events and practice the generally accepted conventions of written legal analysis in the United States Legal Academic Writing Fall semester only Academic Writing for LL M students is offered exclusively to Vanderbilt University Law School students enrolled in the Master of Laws program The course focuses on the structures and conventions of academic writing in general and legal writing in particular

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/programs/discipline-specific/law/ (2016-02-16)
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