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Viewing: EAP 6000 : Academic Communication

Last approved: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:51:13 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 03 Feb 2015 21:33:23 GMT

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Academic Communication
Academic Communication
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Acclimation to the oral communication expectations of graduate school through developing listening and note-taking skills, expanding communicative vocabulary, leading and participating in class discussions, and preparing and delivering informal and formal presentations. Classroom activities directed toward scholarly and professional communication in students' fields of study whenever possible. Credit does not apply to any degree or certificate offered by GW.
By participating fully in all activities and assignments, students will be able to:
• Navigate GW’s campus and access resources;
• Understand American classroom culture and prepare to interact with peers and professors in academic settings;
• Analyze communicative contexts to evaluate which methods and modes of communication are most appropriate for the audience and setting;
• Expand and flexibly use communicative vocabulary and structures in both everyday and academic interactions;
• Upgrade academic listening and note-taking skills;
• Learn to take a leadership role in class discussions and projects;
• Prepare and deliver both informal and formal presentations that align with disciplinary expectations in their program of study;
• Evaluate and develop expertise in using multimedia communication formats;
• Participate in a supportive network of peer critique and feedback to improve oral English proficiency.
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