There are two courses offered as part of the English for Professional Development Program at this time: Professional Speaking & Listening I and Professional Reading & Writing I.
Professional Speaking & Listening I
The goal of this course is to improve your ability to give professional level prepared and off-the-cuff presentations and briefings, to field questions and participate in meetings effectively, and to develop a more nuanced oral comprehension skill set including a focus on understanding a speaker’s intent and shades of meaning.
Professional Reading & Writing I
The goal of this course is to improve your ability to read and write more accurately, efficiently and appropriately in professional settings in English. The course emphasizes clear, concise writing to improve communication with colleagues and supervisors as well as a focus on linguistic accuracy and effective argumentation.