Office of Summer Programs and Part-Time Studies

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Spring 2016

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CAS 085: Practical Writing and Conversational Strategies
January 11 - April 27
Thursdays 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Course fee: $800

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This advanced-level course aims to address two specific weak points of graduate-level and adult English as a Second Language learners: writing style and real-life conversational skills. The writing component of this course will focus on implementable, concrete strategies for improving academic and professional writing; writing assignments relevant to the students' actual current professional development will be assigned. The conversational component of this course will focus on helping students develop fluency and confidence dealing with typical spoken exchanges in workplace and social settings.

How to Register:

Registration for non-matriculated students has been moved online. If this is your first time registering for a course please first create an account at:

Once you create your account instructions will be provided regarding how to register for classes.

If you have previously taken a course at UR or are a current student, please go directly to: to register.

After the registration deadline, you will need to register via paper using the following form: Registration Form [PDF].

Contact Information:

For questions relating to course content please contact Rebecca Allen, instructor,

Questions regarding registration may be directed to