Learn English: Advanced Academic Speaking and Listening Specialization

Starts Dec 25

Learn English: Advanced Academic Speaking and Listening Specialization

Learn English: Advanced Academic Speaking and Listening Specialization

Speaking and Listening Skills for Academic English. Learn to speak and listen more effectively.

About This Specialization

This specialization covers the listening and speaking skills that non-native English-speaking students need to be successful in English-speaking colleges and universities. Native English-speaking students who would like to increase their chances of success in university courses will also benefit as well anyone interested in improving their listening comprehension skills. You will learn how to listen to class lectures and take notes more effectively. You will also improve your speaking skills for common tasks such as class discussions and presentations. In the capstone, you will create a video presentation on an academic topic.

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courses
4 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.

projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

certificates
Certificates

Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.

Courses
Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Academic Listening and Note-Taking

    Upcoming session: Dec 25
    Commitment
    4-5 hours/week for 4 weeks
    Subtitles
    English, Chinese (Simplified)

    About the Course

    This course will help non-native English speakers improve their listening and note-taking skills for the purpose of listening to academic lectures. You will learn techniques for improving your understanding and skills for taking more effectiv
  2. COURSE 2

    Presentations: Speaking so that People Listen

    Current session: Dec 18
    Commitment
    3-4 hours/week for 4 weeks
    Subtitles
    English, Chinese (Simplified)

    About the Course

    Do you have to give presentations in school or at your work? Is it nerve-racking? Then you've come to the right place. Everyone gets a little nervous when they think about having to stand in front of other people and speak intelligently. This course w
  3. COURSE 3

    Academic Discussions in English

    Current session: Dec 18
    Commitment
    4-5 hours/week for 4 weeks
    Subtitles
    English, Albanian

    About the Course

    This is the third course in the Learn English: Advanced Speaking and Listening specialization. In this class you will learn about different types of conversations you will have in academic settings. You will also learn some strategies for hel
  4. COURSE 4

    Advanced Speaking and Listening Project

    Upcoming session: Jan 22
    Commitment
    3-4 hours/week for 6 weeks
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Capstone Project

    Learners will present a well-organized academic speech on a topic in an academic field of the learner's choice. The learner will need to recall all of the skills learned in the previous three courses and complete several steps to complete the proj

Creators

  • University of California, Irvine

    Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, UC Irvine is noted for top-rated research and graduate programs, extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and growing number of professional schools and programs of academic and social significance.

    Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways.

  • Tamy Chapman

    Tamy Chapman

    Instructor, International Programs
  • Helen Nam

    Helen Nam

    Instructor
  • Judy Hu

    Judy Hu

    Instructor, International Programs
  • Dana Saito-Stehberger

    Dana Saito-Stehberger

    Curriculum Coordinator
  • Meg Parker

    Meg Parker

    Instructor, International Programs

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