WMU News

English languages classes offered

December 1, 1998

KALAMAZOO -- International students and others who speak English as a second language can brush up on their English skills by signing up for a series of workshops offered through the Career English Language Center for International Students at Western Michigan University.

CELSIS is continuing to offer non-credit workshops to help those who need to improve their English proficiency. In addition to graduate and undergraduate students at WMU, the classes are open students at Davenport College, Kalamazoo College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College, as well as members of the business community and the public.

Workshops are offered in six areas to address the needs of non-native speakers. Those areas include oral communication, grammar review, English vocabulary, English for the Graduate Management Admission Test, academic writing and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) preparation.

Because of smaller class size, participants will receive one-on-one instruction along with help on individual tasks and projects without interfering with academic work. Instructors are language specialists, who teach English as a second language classes on campus and have advanced degrees in TOEFL, linguistics and other language-related fields.

Workshops are offered 3 to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday and 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday. Each three-hour workshop costs $450. People should register in the CELCIS office in the B-wing basement of Ellsworth Hall by January 7.

For more information, call the office at 387-4800 or e-mail <kimberly.k.smith@wmich.edu> or <laura.latulippe@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 616 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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