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Below is a list of courses that make up this certificate. It is recommended that you meet with an academic advisor before registering for classes.
The Academic Certificate (AC) in Oral Communication Fluency for Non-Native English Speakers is a concentrated program of study in communication and oral fluency designed to extend traditional ESL coursework. It provides Non-Native English Speakers with intense practice in pronunciation and fluency of American speech as well as experience in all communication contexts including interpersonal communication, small group interaction, problem solving, and public speaking. Students develop skills to enhance their professional, academic, and social interactions to become more competitive and effective in the academic environment and in the workplace.
Important information you’ll need when applying for admission:
- Field of Interest
- Culture and Society
- Academic Certificate (AC)
- Academic Plan
- Oral Communication Fluency for Non-Native English Speakers (CER)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the Required Courses area.
What You’ll Learn
This certificate will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Demonstrate skill in using verbal and nonverbal symbols, interactive listening, resolving interpersonal conflict, and developing and maintaining personal and professional relationships.
- Analyze American speech production problems due to accents produced by another language; correct misarticulated American speech sounds; demonstrate critical listening to sound production and American English speech patterns; use American idioms and expressions; and prepare and deliver group and individual speech presentations.
- Demonstrate oral fluency in spontaneous speaking contexts and presentational speaking skills in English.
- Complete a service-learning field experience within a private or public agency, educational institution, or citizen volunteer group.
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|COM120||Pronunciation of American Speech||3|
|COM221||Oral Fluency in American Speech||3|
|COM282AC||Service-Learning Experience in Communication||3|
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|Any approved General Education course in the cultural awareness [C] value|
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View MCCCD's curriculum website for the Academic Certificate in Oral Communication Fluency for Non-Native English Speakers (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=24580).
Full Award Details
- First Term
- 2008 Summer I
- Final Term
- Total Credits
- CIPS code
- SOC codes
- 25-1122.00, 27-3041.00, 27-3043.00
- Program Availability
- GC, MC
- Last Updated
- Financial Aid Eligible?
- This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.