Applied Linguistics & Language
Focuses on the most distinctive sound patterns of English: stress, intonation, and rhythm. Students work on changing oral muscle habits of difficult individual English sounds and how to reduce their accent and develop confidence in speaking in academic environments with native-English speakers.
Course prepares non-native speakers of English with the skills, strategies, and resources to successfully pursue internships in their fields of interest. Students prepare work portfolios, research areas of interest and practice oral communication techniques to enhance their career/employment opportunities. Note: Must be IBP student, international student eligible for practical training, or other non-native speaker of English approved by the program chair or faculty. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.