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New English Language Courses Launching This Summer!

Continuing Studies By Guest Entry

Posted on June 14, 2022 | Updated June 14, 2022, 9:27am

Filed in Faculty, Staff, Students

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Jeff Vinnick

Continuing Studies' new English Language courses have a strong focus on art + design vocabulary and aim to help students build confidence in their English communication skills.

These courses provide accessible content and professional instruction for lifelong ELL/ESL learners who wish to expand their understanding of art + design, develop new skills and connect with the community.

Storytelling for English Language Learners — Starts June 28!

June 28 - Aug 6, 2022 | 10 sessions | 30 hours
Tuesdays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, online
Saturdays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, on campus

Put your grammar books away and take a hands-on approach to your language acquisition. Merging creativity with English language learning, this course explores the elements of storytelling by looking at different mediums including comics, songs, fables, poetry, movies, and podcasts. With fun and dynamic projects, and peer and instructor feedback, you will develop your English storytelling skills with an emphasis on experimentation, playfulness, creation and presentation. Some key areas of language focus include grammar, pronunciation, art-related vocabulary, and the use of metaphor and simile.

Art Appreciation for English Language Learners — Starts July 7!

July 7 - Aug 13, 2022 | 10 sessions | 30 hours
Thursdays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, online
Saturdays, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, on campus

Blending language instruction and visits to local art sites, this course is designed for students interested in improving their English communication skills and expanding their vocabulary related to visual arts. Students will participate in field trips to local galleries, visit public art sites and listen to lectures organized by ECU Speaker Series. Students will improve their communication skills by engaging in discussions about art making and art appreciation, as well as writing reflections, descriptions and exhibition reviews. Through a variety of dynamic teaching methods, exciting projects, and peer and instructor feedback, students will build their confidence, learn to communicate their ideas more effectively and gain an expanded appreciation of visual art.