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Au Pair Enrichment & ESL Classes

Spring 2018 Course Information

Conversations with Confidence (CC – S18)

Mixed-level speaking course

This class is for intermediate through advanced speakers. Examples of topics discussed are current events, education, marriage and family, legal system, psychology and health. Various types of speaking – interviews, group discussion, presentations, informal conversation – will be practiced. The teacher will help students with vocabulary growth, grammar correction and pronunciation.

  • 2 Credits (12 hours): $240
    • Meeting Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - noon, February 26 – April 11, 2018 (no class on April 2 or 4)
  • 3 Credits (36 hours): $350
    • Meeting Dates: Above dates plus April 16 - May 2

Weekend Classes

Weekend classes are for native and highly proficient English speakers.

The 90s: Golden Era in Pop Culture – January 27 & 28

Take a walk down memory lane and explore what many critics call the happiest decade ever and the last great decade. This golden age of hip-hop, cult television, and movies left a lasting legacy. Revisit and discuss some of the unforgettable TV shows, films, music, slang, and fads in this interactive and lively course.

  • Meeting Dates: January 27 & 28, 2018; 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $240 / 24 hours = 2 credits

Students must complete an assignment before the course begins and attend BOTH days of the course. Those who wish to receive an additional credit (3 total) must complete a 3-5 page written assignment after the course in addition to the requirements listed above. The cost of the 3-credit option is $350.

Intercultural Communication – April 28 & 29

What causes miscommunication and misunderstanding in intercultural encounters? Examine cultural variables that affect intercultural communication both in daily life and in the workplace. Compare communication patterns around the world and learn about high-context and low-context communication styles. Discover cultural differences in apologies, complaints, politeness, small talk, compliments and praise, friendship, thinking styles, personal space, body language and facial expressions. Learn why in some cultures “yes” does not mean people agree with you and what are different ways of saying “no” without using the word “no.” Analyze case studies and critical incidents, listen to TED talks, watch a documentary film, and participate in simulations.

  • Meeting Dates: April 28 & 29, 2018; 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Cost: $240 / 24 hours = 2 credits
Those who wish to receive an additional credit (3 total) must complete a 3-5 page written assignment after the course in addition to the requirements listed above. The cost of the 3-credit option is $350.
 
 

Course fees are non-refundable after registration.

***Please note: Iona College reserves the right to cancel the above courses at any time prior to their start date.***