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
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5/1/2023 - 5/26/2023
This course is entirely web-based and to be completed asynchronously between the published course start and end dates. Synchronous attendance is NOT required.
You will have access to your online course on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
Crystal Carothers, M.Ed., teaches various writing courses for UC San Diego Extension's Copyediting Certificate and Creative Writing Certificate , as well as ESL at the English Language Institute. She is a California-born educator who has taught English as a second language around the world. Crystal graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the San Francisco State University in 2006. Following the completion of her Bachelor's degree, she earned her TEFL teaching certificate in Madrid, Spain. After years of living and teaching abroad, she moved back to San Diego to continue her education with a Master’s of Education in TESOL from Alliant International University. Currently, Crystal teaches various writing and English courses at both UC Sa...Read More
No refunds after: 4/30/2023.
This is an Online Asynchronous course.
All instruction and course materials delivered and
completed online between the published course start and
end dates. You will have access to your course on the
published start date OR 1 business day after your
enrollment is confirmed, if you enroll on or after the
published start date.
To login to your course, go to your MyExtension
account, select My Courses, select this course and then
click the link that appears under Online Provider.
5/1/2023 - 5/26/2023
You will have access to your course materials on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the International Programs - Bldg. E department at 858-534-6784 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about when this course will be offered again.