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Advanced Japanese II, Spring 2005
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Continuation of 21F.505. Further development of reading, writing, and oral communication skills. Extension of advanced grammar and further enhancement of advanced vocabulary. Variety of cultural elements studied through readings, video, and discussion. Lab work required. This course covers Lessons 27 through 30 of Japanese: The Spoken Language by Eleanor H. Jordan with Mari Noda. The goal of the course is to continue expanding grammar and vocabulary by further developing four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The goal is to acquire the ability to use Japanese appropriately with increasing spontaneity emphasized, and to be prepared to become an independent learner to the point where you are capable of handling authentic Japanese by yourself, without fear or hesitation.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Nagaya, Yoshimi
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Advanced Workshop in Writing for Social Sciences and Architecture (ELS), Spring 2007
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Advanced subject focusing on techniques, format, and prose style used in academic and professional life. Emphasis on writing as required in fields such as economics, political science, and architecture. Short assignments include: business letters, memos, and proposals that lead toward a written term project. Methods designed to deal with the special problems of those whose first language is not English. Successful completion satisfies Phase II of the Writing Requirement. This workshop is designed to help you write clearly, accurately and effectively in both an academic and a professional environment. In class, we analyze various forms of writing and address problems common to advanced speakers of English. We will often read one another's work.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Brennecke, Patricia W.
Date Added:
01/01/2007
Argumentation and Communication, Fall 2006
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A writing practicum associated with 11.200 and 11.205 that focuses on helping students present their ideas in cogent, persuasive arguments and other analytical frameworks. Reading and writing assignments and other exercises stress the connections between clear thinking, critical reading, and effective writing.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Abbanat, Cherie
Date Added:
01/01/2006
Business Communication for Success
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This book is suited for Business Writing, Business English or Business Research/Report Writing courses.Basics of Written Business Communication presents basic business communication concepts, vocabulary, models, and exercises in a clear, practical, and engaging way. The author provides a set of core chapters intended to provide a highly focused introduction to the field. Then, he provides an optional series of modules that provide instructors with complete flexibility to emphasize additional topics of their choice.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Scott McLean
Date Added:
01/01/2010
CASD 1114 Survey of Speech, Language, and Communication Disorders (Boldis)
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Survey of speech, language, and communication disorders for educators. Consideration of varied disorders that might be encountered in educational settings; application to children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This course is an overview of speech, language, and hearing disorders. It will investigate the impact of communication on children with developmental disabilities and enable non-specialists to work effectively with this population. Throughout this course, we will consider a range of problems (i.e. neurological and physiological disabilities), as well as applications to children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Early Childhood Development
Special Education
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Speaking and Listening
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Bibliography
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Allison Boldis
Amy Wolfe
Date Added:
03/05/2021
CASD 1114 Survey of Speech, Language, and Communication Disorders (Hamdan)
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Survey of speech, language, and communication disorders for educators. Consideration of varied disorders that might be encountered in educational settings; application to children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This course is an overview of speech, language, and hearing disorders. It will investigate the impact of communication on children with developmental disabilities and enable non-specialists to work effectively with this population. Throughout this course, we will consider a range of problems (i.e. neurological and physiological disabilities), as well as applications to children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Early Childhood Development
Special Education
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Speaking and Listening
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Bibliography
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture
Syllabus
Unit of Study
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Amy Wolfe
Christina Hamdan
Date Added:
03/05/2021
CASD 1114 Survey of Speech, Language, and Communication Disorders (Velasquez)
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Survey of speech, language, and communication disorders for educators. Consideration of varied disorders that might be encountered in educational settings; application to children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Syllabus Description: This course is an overview of speech, language, and hearing disorders. It will investigate the impact of communication on children with developmental disabilities and enable non-specialists to work effectively with this population. Throughout this course, we will consider a range of problems (i.e. neurological and physiological disabilities), as well as applications to children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Special Education
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Speaking and Listening
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Bibliography
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Amy Wolfe
Maryna Velasquez
Date Added:
03/05/2021
CASD 2231: Language Development Birth to 5 years (Fuse)
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Syllabus for course: Language development in relation to motor, perceptual, cognitive, emotional, and social development from birth to age five; language sampling. Implications for individual, cultural, and linguistic variation and emergent literacy.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Linguistics
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Akiko Fuse
Amy Wolfe
Date Added:
03/07/2021
CASD 2231 Speech & Language Development
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In this course, students will study the normal acquisition of speech and language in infants, children, and adolescents. Speech and language development will be studied in relation to the development of cognitive, perceptual, motor, emotional, and social skills. Theories of language acquisition and methods of assessing language will be discussed. The emergence of literacy in relation to language development will also be addressed. In addition, lectures will focus on cultural and linguistic variation in language acquisition. Class format will include lecture, organized discussion, and student presentations.

Subject:
Communication
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Baila Epstein
Colin McDonald
Date Added:
12/26/2020
CASD 2481 Diagnostic Audiology
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This course covers disorders of hearing, measurement of hearing through pure tone and speech audiometry, and interpretation of audiometric test results.

Subject:
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Speaking and Listening
Linguistics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Amy Wolfe
Dorothy DiToro
Date Added:
09/08/2020
CASD 7325X Clinical Foundations in Speech-Language Pathology
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Addresses foundational knowledge related to many aspects of clinical practice in speech-language pathology. It has been developed to support students entry into their first clinical practicum and supervision experience.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Bibliography
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Akiko Fuse
Amy Wolfe
Date Added:
03/07/2021
English Composition I
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This course promotes clear and effective communication by sharpening critical thinking and writing skills. The first unit is designed to change the way in which students think about writing--as a conversation rather than a solitary act. The second unit focuses on academic writing and explores the PWR-Writing or Power-Writing Method (PWR Pre-Write, Write, Revise). The remaining units will focus on the minutiae of good writing practices, from style to citation methodology. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Demonstrate mastery of principles of grammar, usage, mechanics, and sentence structure. Identify the thesis in another individual's essay. Develop a thesis statement, structure it in an introductory paragraph, and support it with the body of the essay. Organize ideas logically within an essay, deploying adequate transitional devices to ensure coherence, flow, and focus. Differentiate between rhetorical strategies and write with an awareness of rhetorical technique and audience. Differentiate between tones and write with an awareness of how tone affects the audience's experience. Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking for reading and writing purposes. Quote, paraphrase, and document the work of others. Write sentences that vary in length and structure. (English 001)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Lecture
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
03/06/2019
Expository Writing for Bilingual Students, Fall 2002
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Formulating, organizing, and presenting ideas clearly in writing. Reviews basic principles of rhetoric. Focuses on development of a topic, thesis, choice of appropriate vocabulary, and sentence structure to achieve purpose. Develops idiomatic prose style. Gives attention to grammar and vocabulary usage. Special focus on strengthening skills of bilingual students. Successful completion satisfies Phase I of the Writing Requirement. The purpose of this course is to develop your writing skills so that you can feel confident writing the essays, term papers, reports, and exams you will have to produce during your career here at MIT. We will read and analyze samples of expository writing, do some work on vocabulary development, and concentrate on developing your ability to write clear, accurate, sophisticated prose. We will also deal with the grammar and mechanical problems you may have trouble with.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language Education (ESL)
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Brennecke, Patricia W.
Date Added:
01/01/2002
German I, Fall 2008
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" This course gives an introduction to German language and culture. The focus is on acquisition of vocabulary and grammatical concepts through active communication. Audio, video, and printed materials provide direct exposure to authentic German language and culture. A self-paced language lab program is fully coordinated with the textbook/workbook. The first semester covers the development of effective basic communication skills."

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Weise, Peter
Date Added:
01/01/2008
German III, Spring 2004
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This course expands skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Students develop analytic and interpretative skills through the reading of a full-length drama as well as short prose and poetry (Biermann, Brecht, DĚ_rrenmatt, Tawada and others) and through media selections on contemporary issues in German-speaking cultures. Coursework includes discussions and compositions based on these texts, and review of grammar and development of vocabulary-building strategies. It is recommended for students with two years of high school German.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jaeger, Dagmar
Date Added:
01/01/2004
German II, Spring 2005
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Expansion of basic communication skills and further development of linguistic competency. Review and completion of basic grammar, building of vocabulary, and practice in writing short essays. Reading of short literary texts. Exposure to history and culture of German-speaking countries through audio, video, and Web materials. In this course students are exposed to history and culture of German-speaking countries through audio, video, and Web materials. It focuses on the expansion of basic communication skills and further development of linguistic competency, and includes the review and completion of basic grammar, building of vocabulary, and practice in writing short essays. Students will also read short literary texts.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Crocker, Ellen
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Grammar of a Less Familiar Language, Spring 2003
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Detailed examination of the grammar of a language whose structure is significantly different from English, with special emphasis on problems of interest in the study of linguistic universals. A native speaker of the language assists when possible. From the course home page Course Description This course is designed to allow participants to engage in the exploration of the grammatical structure of a language that is unknown to them (and typically to the instructors as well). In some ways it simulates traditional field methods research. In terms of format, we work in both group and individual meetings with the consultant. Each student identifies some grammatical construction (e.g. wh questions, agreement, palatalization, interrogative intonation) to focus their research: they elicit and share data and write a report on the material gathered that is to be turned in at the end of the term. Ideally, we can put together a volume of grammatical sketches. The first three to four weeks of the term, our group meetings will explore the basic phonology, morphology and surface syntax for a first pass overview of the language, looking for interesting areas to be explored in more detail later. During this period individual sessions can review material from the general session as well as explore new areas. At roughly the fifth meeting, individual students (typically two to three per session) guide the group elicitations to explore their research topic.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Linguistics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kenstowicz, Michael J.
Date Added:
01/01/2003
High-Intermediate Academic Communication, Spring 2004
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The goal of this course is to review grammar and develop vocabulary building strategies to refine oral and written expression. Speaking and writing assignments are designed to expand communicative competence. Assignments are based on models and materials drawn from contemporary media (newspapers and magazines, television, web). The models, materials, topics and assignments vary from semester to semester.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Yoo, Isaiah WonHo
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Human Dimensions of Global Warming
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GEOG 438W is a writing-intensive course that concentrates on the human-environment interactions involved in contemporary and future global warming. The course comprises two broad topical areas: global warming impacts, which takes place in the first half of the course, and global warming mitigation and policy, which encompasses the second half of the course. Each week highlights a theme, such as the impacts of climate change on human health or greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, that weaves through the course lecture, reading assignment, class discussion, and writing activity.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Communication
Public Relations
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
History
Physical Geography
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Brent Yarnal
Date Added:
03/04/2019
LANGUAGE, THOUGHT, and REALITY (1956 edition)
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A unique perspective on the confluence of the three basic conceptual frameworks in human experience. Contains several studies, with data, of remarkable world views of disparate cultures based on their specific cultures language. The premise is that how people experience the world, then think about it, then create a language around it, alters their perception of the world in very fundamental ways. The radical notion is that thought and language, creates the circumstances of, and contribute to significantly different realities for different peoples.

The internalization and realization of this concept is significant and can possibly radically alter and change how different cultures assess their ability to, at the most basic levels, understand other cultures realities.

Subject:
World Cultures
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Social Science
Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Social Work
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lesson
Primary Source
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
Open Library
Author:
Benjamin Lee Whorf
Openlibrary Org
Date Added:
03/01/2019
Learning Chinese: A Foundation Course in Mandarin, Spring 2011
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This online textbook represents materials that were used in the first four semesters (two years) of the Mandarin program at MIT. They eventually formed the basis of a print textbook of the same name, published by Yale University Press; information and supplemental materials for the Yale edition are available at the companion website. The OCW course materials were extensively revised, and at times reordered, before publication, but the general principles of the original remain: to provide a comprehensive resource for the foundation levels of Chinese language that separates the learning of oral skills from literary (the former being transcribed in pinyin, and the latter in characters). This resource contains the complete online version of the text and accompanying audio recordings.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Wheatley, Julian K.
Date Added:
01/01/2010
Planning Communication, Spring 2007
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This three-week module, centered on a focal case, represents the second part of the Department‰ŰŞs introduction to the challenges of reflection and action in professional planning practice. As such, it builds on the concepts and tools in 11.201 and 11.202 in the Fall semester. Working in teams, students will deliver a 20-minute oral briefing, with an additional 10 minutes for questions and comments, in the last week of the class (as detailed on the assignment and posted course schedule). The teams will brief invited guests (‰ŰĎbriefees‰Ű) taking the roles of decisionmakers. DUSP faculty and fellow students may also be in attendance.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Briggs
Xavier de Souza
Date Added:
01/01/2007
A Syllabus Planner for Students by Marta Cabral and Niyati Mehta
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This Prof-Proof-Planner is designed by Professors Marta Cabral (College of Staten Island) and Niyati Mehta (Queensborough Community College) to help students navigate syllabi, regardless of how dis/organized, un/clear, or fluid/ strict/ they may be. The goal is for students to take the time to digest the essential information as they take note of it on this planner, jot down due dates, characteristics of each assignment (in terms of effort/ time required, group/individual, etc.), how to contact instructors, characteristics of each course, etc. Throughout the planner there are short reminders that each student is encouraged strive to make meaningful connections between each assignment/ course and their personal and professional interests, and there are places to write down these reflections and notes. We welcome feedback, as we would love to keep adapting this tool to our students’ needs!

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Graphic Arts
Languages
Literature
Performing Arts
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Visual Arts
World Cultures
Business and Communication
Journalism
Career and Technical Education
Education
Higher Education
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
History
Material Type:
Student Guide
Syllabus
Author:
Christina Katopodis
Date Added:
03/05/2021
Teaching Audre Lorde, A Sample Syllabus
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The premise of this series of classes is that the work of poet and essayist Audre Lorde has myriad lessons to teach us not only about current social issues and problems, but also about our individual and collective processes of dealing with them.  The key question becomes: how can we use our feelings to negotiate our way through these issues? How can we use our selves—our experiences, our intuitions and the insights born of our differences--as resources? Lorde was adamant that all of our most difficult emotions and experiences could be *used* for our collective progress toward creating an equal, just and healthy society.  

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Philosophy
Education
Higher Education
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Reading Literature
U.S. History
Political Science
Sociology
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Syllabus
Author:
Christina Katopodis
Date Added:
03/19/2021
Theories of Second Language Acquisition
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Designed to develop students’ understanding of different theories that have been developed to explain the process of acquisition of second languages and of the interaction between such theories and strategies for maintaining and developing bilingualism.

This course was created as part of the Open Pedagogy Fellowship, through the Mina Rees Library at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Syllabus
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
City College
Author:
William Oliver
Date Added:
06/15/2021
Visualising French Colonialism in the Classroom
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This lesson was designed for an Undergraduate Elective Course entitled “Focus on French Grammar”. This content-based activity builds on an exhibition held at the Musée du Quai Branly in 2018-2019. As students learn about French colonial history, arts, and culture, they also identify adjectives, agreement, and word order rules. The work is divided into sequences of visual analysis, whole-class, and group activities, while practicing listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. This lesson plan unfolds as a productive two-class session on French colonialism, exotic painting and colonialist art.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Visual Arts
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
History
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Angélique Ibáñez Aristondo
Date Added:
09/20/2021
Writing for Success
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Scott McLean’s Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition.

Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate, and reinforce, learning.

Each chapter allows your students to demonstrate mastery of the principles of quality writing. With its incremental approach, it can address a range of writing levels and abilities, helping each student in your course prepare for their next writing or university course. Constant reinforcement is provided through examples and exercises, and the text involves students in the learning process through reading, problem-solving, practicing, listening, and experiencing the writing process.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Textbooks
Author:
Scott McLean
Date Added:
01/01/2011