21F.232 / 21F.233 Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS)

Spring 2007

Man and woman sitting on a bench, talking. Woman is gesturing.
Two people having a conversation. Though this is not an English conversation class, it encourages students to practice critical listening and impromptu speaking in English in social contexts. (Image courtesy of Mickipedia.)

Course Highlights

This course features a variety of useful handouts in assignments and study materials.

Course Description

This course is for advanced students who wish to build confidence and skills in spoken English. It focuses on the appropriate oral presentation of material in a variety of professional contexts: group discussions, classroom explanations and interactions, and theses/research proposals. It is valuable for those who intend to teach or lecture in English and includes language laboratory assignments. The goal of the workshop is to develop effective speaking and listening skills for academic and professional contexts.

Recommended Citation

For any use or distribution of these materials, please cite as follows:

Jane Dunphy, course materials for 21F.232/21F.233 Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS), Spring 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu/), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [DD Month YYYY].

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Prof. Jane Dunphy

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate