English as a Second Language (ESL) Course for Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Graduate Students

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Week 4

This week we will learn skills that can help in the professional setting.  Some of the activities and topics for discussion will include:

  • Office life: Welcoming students (or colleagues), making small talk and “getting down to business”. 
  • I am in expert in ____ing: We will learn how to discuss your research interests and areas of expertise with potential employer and networking contacts.
  • It’s not what you say but how you say it: We will consider the impact of nonverbal aspects on your overall message.

September 28, 2015 - No homework is due.

September 30, 2015 - Homework #3 is due. Please read Sarkisian pp. 7-23. before class.