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Fairfield Night Classes | 2016 - 2017

Class

Days

Times

 Upcoming Dates

Cost

Reading & Writing

 

Monday & Wednesday

7:15PM - 9:15PM

Fall:
August 22 - December 13, 2016
Spring:
January 17 - May 18, 2017

$325

TOEFL Preparation


Monday & Wednesday

7:15PM - 9:15PM

Fall: 
August 22 - December 13, 2016
Spring: 
January 17 - April 18, 2017

$325

Effective Communication

Tuesday & Thursday

7:15PM - 9:15PM

Fall: 
August 22 - December 13, 2016
Spring: 
January 17 - April 18, 2017

$325

Course Descriptions

TOEFL Preparation Class

‌TOEFL Preparation is an academic-level English class that provides students with the strategies they need to maximize scoring on the TOEFL test. With an emphasis on rhetorical proficiency, students will become test-ready by doing in-class tests specific to the four test sections: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. At the end of the course, students will receive an unofficial TOEFL score.

Professor Richard Bruce Stirling is a TOEFL author with five TOEFL books in print. He has taught EFL and ESP at the University of Connecticut, and Composition at Southern Connecticut State University and at the University of New Haven. His latest TOEFL book, Pre-TOEFL, Getting Ready for TOEFL! will be published in fall of 2017.

Effective Communication Strategies

‌This course is designed to help the non-native English speaker strengthen their written, spoken, and general interpersonal English communication skills. An emphasis will be placed on how these skills are used in everyday academic, business, and social settings in the United States. In addition to building upon their own individual skills in these areas, students will examine and assess examples of effective communication (both written and oral) in the media and society.

Jon DeBenedictis has been an instructor for Sacred Heart’s English Language Institute since 2015.  A two time alumnus of Sacred Heart, he serves as an admissions recruiter for the Office of Part-Time Undergraduate Admissions.  Jon’s articles on trends in higher education for international students have been published in multiple languages in such publications as La Tribuna CTand The Haitian Voice of Connecticut. 

Reading and Writing
It is a blended –learning course designed to introduce beginning and low-intermediate non-native English speakers to the fundamentals of the reading and writing process. The students will be engaged in motivating discussions of contemporary topics and will learn the basic structure of academic writing.