English as a Second Language (ESL)

Summer 2014

CAS 089A, CRN 73853: American Culture and Communications for Speakers of English as a Second Language
July 28 – August 1, 2014
Day/Time: Monday - Friday, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Room: 431 Lattimore Hall
Cost: $275

This highly-interactive class is aimed at advanced speakers of English as a Second Language and teaches strategies for navigating everyday work and life situations. This class is designed for professionals whose jobs involve extensive spoken interpersonal communication, such as medical practitioners and teaching assistants/instructors. Linguistically and culturally challenging situations such as giving advice, relating disagreeable facts, making presentations, negotiating, networking, and interviewing for a job will be covered. *May be taken concurrently with any two other ESL courses.


CAS 089B, CRN 73864: Advanced Conversational English Grammar
August 4 – August 26, 2014
Day/Time: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Room: 431 Lattimore Hall
Cost: $275

This class is designed for speakers of English as a Second Language who are already familiar with English grammar rules, but still struggle to use them when speaking. This class will systematically review grammar rules and then provide students with conversational activities and intensive instructor feedback to help correct fossilized mistakes. *May be taken concurrently with CAS 089A and one other ESL course or with any 1 other ESL offering.


CAS 089C, CRN 73870: English Pronunciation and Accent Reduction
August 4 – August 26, 2014
Day/Time: Monday - Friday, 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Room: 431 Lattimore Hall
Cost: $275

This class teaches the basics of how sounds are made with the mouth, and the "musical patterns" [prosody] of English. Learners will have abundant, interactive opportunities to apply this knowledge to their own speech and become better understood by their listeners *May be taken concurrently with CAS 089A and one other ESL course or with any 1 other ESL offering.


CAS 089D, CRN 73888: Conversational English Skills
August 4 – August 26, 2014
Day/Time: Monday - Friday, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Room: 431 Lattimore Hall
Cost: $275

In this practical and highly participatory course, students will take part in interactive discussions, role-plays, and debates. Subsequent to the speaking activities, the instructor will offer an explanation of student mistakes and areas for improvement, thus helping students to identify and address areas of weaknesses. This course is an excellent opportunity to improve English speaking and listening skills in a supportive and fun environment.


Tuition and Fees
The cost for each course is $275, due at the time of registration. This fee does not cover textbooks, supplies, housing, meals, or any other expenses.

Scholarships and Financial Aid
No scholarships or financial aid are available for this program.

Student Registration Process
Visit www.rochester.edu/summer for instructions on how to register online.

International students, please visit www.iso.rochester.edu/Incoming/visitors.html for information regarding incidental study.