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English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Albanian, Arabic

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-5 hours/week for 4 weeks...

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Albanian, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Introduction to Discussions

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 25 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
7 videos
Meet the Teacher1m
Week 1 Introduction50s
Discussions Overview Lecture4m
Preparing for Discussions Lecture4m
Getting Started Lecture5m
Vocabulary Lecture6m
6 readings
Important Messages5m
Preparing for Academic Discussions Practice20m
Vocabulary Practice1h
Discussion Analysis Part 130m
Discussion Analysis Part 230m
Discussion Assignment Directions1h
4 practice exercises
Discussions Practice Quiz8m
Getting Started Practice Quiz6m
Discussion Analysis Practice8m
Graded Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Elaboration

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 21 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
4 videos
Elaboration Lecture5m
Examples Lecture7m
Going Deeper Lecture6m
5 readings
Elaboration Activity20m
Vocabulary Practice1h
Discussion Analysis Part 120m
Discussion Analysis Part 220m
Discussion Assignment Directions1h
4 practice exercises
Examples Practice Quiz8m
Going Deeper Practice Quiz8m
Discussion Analysis Practice8m
Graded Quiz22m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Interaction

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 19 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
3 videos
Constructing Conversation Lecture5m
Agreeing and Disagreeing Lecture7m
4 readings
Vocabulary Practice1h
Discussion Analysis Part 120m
Discussion Analysis Part 220m
Discussion Assignment Directions1h
5 practice exercises
Interaction Practice Quiz8m
Constructing Conversation Practice Quiz6m
Agreeing and Disagreeing Practice Activity6m
Discussion Analysis Practice10m
Graded Quiz22m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Synthesis

5 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 13 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
3 videos
Wrapping Up Lecture2m
Reflecting on the Course Lecture5m
5 readings
Vocabulary Practice1h
Discussion Analysis Part 120m
Discussion Analysis Part 220m
Discussion Assignment Directions1h
Learn More1m
4 practice exercises
Synthesis Practice Quiz6m
Wrapping Up Practice Quiz8m
Discussion Analysis Practice8m
Graded Quiz20m
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By NQJul 24th 2019

Thanks to these lessons, I know how to discuss in the proper way and prepare well for the effective conversation.

Instructors

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Tamy Chapman 

Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education
634,256 Learners
22 Courses
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Meg Parker 

Instructor, International Programs
University of California Irvine Extension
15,349 Learners
2 Courses
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Helen Nam 

Instructor
International Programs, UCI Extension
505,331 Learners
8 Courses
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Brad Gilpin 

590,427 Learners
20 Courses

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About the Learn English: Advanced Academic Speaking and Listening 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....
Learn English: Advanced Academic Speaking and Listening

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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