Intermediate 1 or 2 Course
- Versant (phone) Test : Overall ≤ 57
A score in this range indicates low overall proficiency. This means all
areas of English proficiency: pronunciation, grammar,
fluency, intonation, and vocabulary choice. The best course for this is
the Oral Communication course, where you will work on your spoken English
fluency by using discourse from your field and the classroom. In addition
to working on the pronunciation of individual words, you will be learning
phrasal and sentence stress, as well as practicing rhythm and intonation.
Assignments will consist of audio taped cassette journals as well as in-class
presentations. There is also time allotted for conversational practice
with American undergraduates in each class period.
Advanced Class Course
- Versant (phone) Test : Overall ≥57 minimum
A semester-long 3hour per week class for potential ITAs who have not yet
passed the Versant (phone) Test, or who have received a borderline score and been
to teach through a Microteaching test. The course develops spoken English and presentation
skills as related to classroom interaction. At the end of the semester
students can take a Versant (phone) test and/or a Microteaching test on the recommendation
of the instructor.