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Au Pair Enrichment & ESL Classes

Fall 2017 Course Information

Conversations with Confidence (CC – F17)

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, information conversation – will be practiced. The teacher will help students with vocabulary growth, grammar correction and pronunciation.

  • Meeting Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, October 2 – November 13, 2017, (skip October 9), 10 a.m. – noon
  • Cost: $240 / 24 hours = 2 credits

Weekend Classes

September 16-17  Intercultural Communication (WC-SEP17)

Description: 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: Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17, 2017, 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. Students who wish to earn an additional 12 hours (36 total) must complete a 3-5 page written assignment after the course in addition to the requirements listed above. The cost of the 36-hour option is $350.
 

November 11-12 – Mysteries of Human Behavior (WC-NOV17)

Description: Examine some puzzling aspects of human nature and get insights into why we behave the way we do. Find answers to provocative questions about different aspects of human behavior.

Why do we care about what others think of us? Why are people so full of themselves? Why do we label other people jerks and ourselves victims of circumstances? Why do feelings sometimes hurt? Why is self-control so hard? How can siblings be so different? How can you break habits?

  • Meeting Dates: Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12, 2017, 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. Students who wish to earn an additional 12 hours (36 total) must complete a 3-5 page written assignment after the course in addition to the requirements listed above. The cost of the 36-hour 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.***