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CANCELED - English as a Second Language — Spoken Communication

Norris Mini Courses
Chicago Room
Monday, Jan 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM (CT) to Monday, Mar 2, 2020 at 8:30 PM (CT)

English as a Second Language — Spoken Communication

Instructor: Irene Sakk

Mondays, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Dates: January 21, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 2

ESL – Spoken Communication is a mixed-proficiency-level course in which students learn the speaking skills and conversational strategies needed to ask culturally and linguistically appropriate questions and to communicate effectively in a range of authentic contexts. Students create their own learning plan and atmosphere and participate in real-life scenarios and group discussions. This course invites students to explore English language and North American culture as a way to expand their social network and make new acquaintances.

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All Mini Courses are 4 to 8 weeks long, unless otherwise listed. You must attend the first class, or you may be dropped from the course without refund. You will receive an email with the location information before the first class. Due to unforeseen circumstances, classes may be cancelled, but may be rescheduled to an additional week. Refunds are not given for any missed or rescheduled classes and classes canceled due to low enrollment. Students may not switch between A and B sections. You must attend the section you are enrolled in.


Refunds for most Mini Courses may be given, minus a $20.00 withdrawal fee, if requested prior to the first class session. No refunds will be provided if a withdrawal is requested after the first class session. 

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