Oral Communication

Academic Spoken English I (GRD 720)

GRD 720
Academic Spoken English I

3 credit hours

Prerequisite: OPI Level 2-Low or Mid on UAB-adapted OPI Assessment. Learn strategies for clearly and accurately expressing your ideas while building your confidence. On-line lectures allow students to practice listening to presentations and interviews on current topics. In-class discussions build fluency, grammar, and pronunciation. This interactive speaking and listening course prepares students to participate actively in discussions with Americans in both academic and social settings. (First class in a 2-part sequence.) Spring, Summer, and Fall. 3 credit hours. Pass/Fail.

Academic Spoken English II (GRD 721)

GRD 721
Academic Spoken English II

3 credit hours
Contact: Nancy Abney, Program Manager (nabney@uab.edu) 934-8129

Prerequisite: OPI Level 2 High or GRD 720. Build academic vocabulary and knowledge of American culture. Improve listening and speaking accuracy, and practice effective language learning strategies. Students in this dynamic, web-enhanced course discuss ethical and global issues while learning to speak and listen effectively in small groups. Class size is limited to ensure maximum participation. Spring, Summer, and Fall. 3 credit hours. Pass/Fail.

Academic Spoken English III (GRD 730)

GRD 730
Academic Spoken English III

3 credit hours
Contact: Nancy Abney, Program Manager (nabney@uab.edu) 934-8129

Prerequisite: OPI Level 2 High or GRD 721. Build communication skills and learning strategies while exploring cultural values. Through small-group interaction, students learn to effectively discuss their opinions, organize effective talks, and analyze complex problems. This Level 3 course prepares students for the kinds of communication expected in graduate school—participating in academic discussions; debating scholarly projects with colleagues; and delivering formal talks at professional meetings. Spring, Summer, and Fall. 3 credit hours. Pass/Fail.