Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS)

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.)


MIT Course Number

21G.232 / 21G.233

As Taught In

Spring 2007


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

Course Features

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.

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Jane Dunphy. 21G.232 Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS). Spring 2007. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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