Academic Certificate in Oral Communication Fluency for Non-Native English Speakers

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society

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.


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Field of Interest
Culture and Society
Academic Plan
Oral Communication Fluency for Non-Native English Speakers (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total Credits Required
Effective Term
Summer 2008

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:

  1. Demonstrate skill in using verbal and nonverbal symbols, interactive listening, resolving interpersonal conflict, and developing and maintaining personal and professional relationships.
  2. 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.
  3. Demonstrate oral fluency in spontaneous speaking contexts and presentational speaking skills in English.
  4. Complete a service-learning field experience within a private or public agency, educational institution, or citizen volunteer group.

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
COM110Interpersonal Communication3
COM120Pronunciation of American Speech3
COM221Oral Fluency in American Speech3
COM282ACService-Learning Experience in Communication3

Restricted Electives

Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Any approved General Education course in the cultural awareness [C] value

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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
Last Updated
Financial Aid Eligible?
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.