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9R. Academic and Public Speaking

ColWrit 9R. Academic and Public Speaking 

3 units

Conquer your fear of English public speaking and improve your oral communication skills! In this course, ESL students learn and practice the rhetorical and oral skills needed to speak in various situations in the U.S. The course focuses on designing formal and informal presentations for varied purposes and audiences, constructing/defending arguments, and fielding critical questions. Also emphasized are communication skills needed for interacting in group and in one-on-one formats. Course includes a fieldwork component.

Please note, students enrolling in Colwrit/ESL 9R course must take an online placement exam.