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Course Schedule

Winter 2019 EFS Classes

Please read the course descriptions at https://language.stanford.edu/programs/efs/languages/english-foreign-students/efs-academic-year-courses if you are not sure which classes to take. Note that these are only open to registered Stanford students taking them for credit--visitors and student auditors cannot be accommodated. Course descriptions also appear at the bottom of this page.

 

Course

Course title

Instructor

Days

Time

690A.1

Interacting in English

Wang

MW

1:30-2:50

690B.1

Academic Discussion

Lockwood

TTh

10:30-11:50

690B.2

Academic Discussion

Lockwood

TTh

1:30-2:50

690C.1

Advanced Interacting in English

Streichler

MW

1:30-2:50

691.1

Oral Presentation

Wang

MW

3:00-4:20

691.2

Oral Presentation

Rylance

TTh

3:00-4:20

692.1

Speaking and Teaching in English

Streichler

W

3:30-5:20

693B.1

Advanced Listening & Vocabulary

Lockwood

T

8:30-10:20

693B.2

Advanced Listening & Vocabulary

Geda

W

8:30-10:20

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694.1

English for Business, Industry, and Professional Life

Rylance

TTh

10:30-11:50

695A.1

Pronunciation and Intonation

Mawson

TTh

3:00-4:20

695B.1

Advanced Pronunciation

Mawson

TTh

4:30-5:50

697.1

Gateway to Graduate Writing

Geda

TTh

1:30-2:50

697.2

Gateway to Graduate Writing

Geda

TTh

12:00-1:20

698A.1

Writing Academic English

Rylance

MW

1:30-2:50

698A.2

Writing Academic English

Streichler

TTh

10:30-11:50

698A.3

Writing Academic English

Streichler

TTh

1:30-2:50

698C.1

Writing and Presenting Research

Hubbard

T

3:00-5:50


EFS 690A   Interacting in English 

Strategies for effective interaction in academic settings. Emphasis on functional language used in typical university settings, including active listening, asking questions, and contributing ideas and opinions. Activities include simulation and discussion, with feedback on pronunciation, grammar, and usage.
Autumn, Winter, Spring 1-3 units

 

EFS 690B   Academic Discussion
Refinement and practice of discussion skills with attention to pronunciation, grammar, and appropriateness for specific tasks.  Preparation for effective participation in classroom and research group communication. Detailed feedback on usage.   Prerequisite: 690A or consent of instructor.
Autumn, Winter, Spring  1-3 units  

 

EFSLANG 690C   Advanced Interacting in English
Attention to communication skills for extended discourse, such as storytelling and presenting supported arguments, while improving interactive listening facility and increasing overall intelligibility and accuracy.  Targets advanced level fluency in classroom, professional and social settings. Identification of and attention to individual patterned errors.  Prerequisite: 690A or 690B or consent of instructor. 
Winter, Spring  1-3 units   

                                               

EFS 691   Oral Presentation
For advanced graduate students. Practice in academic presentation skills: strategy, design, organization, and use of visual aids. Focus on improving fluency and delivery style, with videotaping for extensive feedback on language accuracy and usage. Prerequisite: 695A or consent of instructor.
Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer  1-3 units

 

EFS 692   Speaking and Teaching in English
For non-native speakers who must teach in English. Focus on developing clarity, intelligibility, and effectiveness through weekly presentation simulating actual teaching assistant responsibilities. Extensive feedback on comprehensibility, interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
Autumn, Winter, Spring 1-3 units

 

EFS 693A   Listening Comprehension
Strategies for effective listening in an academic setting, with a focus on identifying key ideas in lectures. Practice in understanding words and phrases commonly encountered in classroom settings. Work with computer-based exercises to promote comprehension of rapid, natural speech.  
Autumn 1-3 units   **Note: Students required to take 693A must take it during their first autumn quarter.

 

EFS 693B   Advanced Listening and Vocabulary Development
Development of listening strategies and vocabulary for understanding English in a variety of academic and non-academic contexts.  Discussion and interpretation of communicative intent.  Emphasis on effective listening strategies, with computer-based and video exercises plus independent listening projects.  Prerequisite: 693A or consent of instructor.
Autumn, Winter, Spring  1-3 units

 

EFS 694   English for Business, Industry, and Professional Life
(Formerly Communication Strategies for Professional Life). For advanced graduate students.  Task-based practice of language appropriate for professional settings such as consulting, startups, and related teamwork.  Simulate the roles of manager, applicant, subordinate, and co-worker.  Prerequisite: 693A,B or consent of instructor.
Winter 1-3 units

 

EFS 695A   Pronunciation and Intonation
Recognition and practice of American English sounds, stress, rhythm and intonation patterns for greater comprehension and intelligibility.  Analysis of problem areas and training in production of correct patterns in class and with an online computer program.  Practice in self-monitoring and self-correction.   Biweekly individual meetings with the instructor
Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer  1-3 units

 

EFS 695B   Advanced Pronunciation and Intonation
Continuation of 695A, focusing on American English sounds, stress, rhythm and intonation patterns for greater intelligibility.  Analysis of problem areas and training in production of correct patterns in class and with an online computer program. Emphasis on self-monitoring , integrated with short video-taped presentations, and a final project.  Biweekly individual meetings with the instructor.  Students with a 695A requirement must complete it before taking 695B.
Autumn, Winter, Spring 1-3 units

 

EFS 696   Understanding American Humor
For advanced graduate students. Focus on recognizing rhetorical devices, joke and character types common to spoken humor in the US. Listening practice with advanced audio and video materials and colloquial spoken English, analysis of film and television transcripts and cross-cultural discussion.  Prerequisites 690B, 693B, or consent of instructor.
Autumn 1-3 units


EFS 697   Gateway to Graduate Writing   
A course in written communication with a focus on improving grammatical accuracy and vocabulary, building fluency, and learning the structure and conventions of English correspondence, reports, and short academic papers. Open to undergraduates by permission. Meets EFS requirement for Writing Fundamentals
Autumn, Winter, Spring 1-3 units

 

EFS 698A  Writing Academic English
Prepares graduate students to write academic papers; emphasis on fluency, organization, documentation, and appropriateness for specific writing tasks.
Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer  1-3 units

 

EFS 698B  Advanced Graduate Writing
For graduate students experienced in English writing and currently required to write for courses and research. Class meetings and frequent individual conferences. Prerequisite: 698A or consent of instructor.
Autumn, Winter, Spring 1-3 units

 

EFS 698C  Writing and Presenting Research
For graduate students completing major research projects. Revising and editing strategies for preparing papers, conference abstracts, and poster presentations. Adapting content and style to different audiences. Students present their research with participant feedback. Prerequisites: Students with 698A, 698B or 691 requirements should complete them before taking 698C.
Winter, Spring 1-3 units