English language students often do not understand native speakers because of the use of special vocabulary and expressions, such as idioms and slang, in everyday English. This 4-week online course is designed for non-native speakers of English who want to become more proficient in communicating with native speakers of English. Students will master 48 special expressions through individual interaction with and personal guidance from an expert instructor of UC San Diego’s English Language Institute. Activities will include voice recordings of students’ oral production of idioms, sentence writing, and other activities.
Students will spend 4-5 hours per week in instruction and learning activities. Recommended for students with intermediate to advanced English proficiency.
This course may be followed by American Idioms and Slang for Fluency II.
Course Number: LING-40123
Credit: 1.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Teaching English as a Foreign Language