Courses for Spouses of International GT Students

Our four-week spouse courses are designed for spouses of matriculated Georgia Tech students and Georgia Tech visiting scholars.Here are the upcoming courses for the Fall 2015 sessions.

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FALL 2015

Each class will meet 12 times.

Everyday Conversation

August 25 – October 1 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 am)

In this course, you will learn and practice using words and expressions that are used in short, everyday personal and service-type conversations. You will learn how to make yourself understood by making changes to your pronunciation and incorporating appropriate non-verbal cues to help listeners understand your meaning. You will actively participate in scripted and impromptu role-plays to develop both your abilities and your confidence in everyday conversation situations. You will learn and practice vocabulary and idiomatic phrases needed to communicate in everyday life.

 

American Pronunciation

August 25 – October 1 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-1:30 pm)

In this course, you will learn what aspects of your pronunciation may be interfering with how well your listeners understand you. You will practice mastering the physical processes required to make specific sounds, and you will learn how American English speakers use pausing, phrasing, intonation, linking, and stress in their pronunciation. You will learn strategies and techniques that you can use to make your pronunciation more comprehensible to listeners who may not be familiar with international accents.

 

Improving Oral Skills

October 13 – November 19 (Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00-1:30 pm)

In this course, you will improve your ability to participate effectively in class discussions and classroom debates on a variety of topics. You will also learn conversational skills that will enhance your oral as well as nonverbal communication.

 

Reading Club

October 13 – November 19 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 am)

Read short stories or short novels and discuss characters and themes with your classmates.