Fall 2019 Session I (Weekday Courses)

September 11 - October 25. No classes on Monday, October 14.
Register now to avoid being closed out!

It’s a Launch! Business Start Up—starts September 12

Your friends and family think your idea is wonderful—but is it business worthy? Examine the key business planning techniques that transform ideas into viable businesses. Through hands-on activities, explore concept evaluation, market analysis, financial backing, and new business legal requirements. Building on this information, learn how to create an effective start-up business plan.

ELL 1046 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Elsalee Flynn
Monday and Thursday, 9:30–11:00 am
September 12–October 24 (13 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

*CLOSED* Communication: Polished & Confident—starts September 12

Increase your confidence and accuracy in communicating in English through lively interactive in-class activities, discussions, and a review of a range of grammatical structures based on an assessment of student needs. Contemporary issues will be the basis for development of vocabulary and fluency for use in social and professional settings. Suitable for intermediate-level English speakers.

ELL 1042 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: TBA
Monday and Thursday, 11:10 am–12:40 pm
September 12–October 24 (13 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Think Quick!—starts September 17

Use theatre and improv exercises to build skills needed in the professional world and social situations, i.e., thinking quickly and creatively, communicating clearly, collaborating with others, and presenting effectively. Join this engaging, informative and fun course, ideal for anyone in business, the arts, education, marketing, or any field where a creative approach can spell success.

ELL 2043 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Linda Gelman
Tuesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
September 17–October 22 (6 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

*FULL* Business English: Becoming a More Effective Leader—starts September 11

Expand your leadership skills, which are important whether you work at home or in a business setting. Review leadership models and identify your own preferences to become a more effective leader. Class discussions include how to adapt your leadership style to different situations, recognize and respond to different conflict styles, and understand different verbal and nonverbal cues when communicating with others.

ELL 1050 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Cynthia Brosnan
Wednesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
September 11–October 23 (7 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

*CLOSED* The Amazing 90’s—starts September 13

Enjoy a front row seat in an exploration of the culture of the 1990s—a decade that many critics call the best and happiest decade. This golden age of hip-hop, cult television, and movies left a lasting legacy. Revisit and discuss some of the unforgettable TV shows, films, music, slang, and fads in this interactive and lively course.

ELL 2020 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Darren Hamilton
Friday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
September 13–October 25 (7 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Fall 2019 Session I (Weekend Courses)

Register now to avoid being closed out!

Intercultural Communication—starts September 14

Develop strategies for successful intercultural communication in professional and social settings. Examine and discuss the functional and practical components of communicative interactions and how processes differ among cultures. Through such activities as role playing, case studies, and analysis of videos and transcriptions, learn ways to creatively address intercultural challenges. Topics include socially appropriate ways to request, refuse, compliment, and hedge.

ELL 1001 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: Domenica Delprete
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
September 14–15 (2 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Sales Pitch Perfect—starts September 28

Examine selling techniques for a variety of sales situations, such as business to business, business to consumer, phone, internet, and outside sales in this interactive course. Learn how to get past the gatekeepers and get in front of the decision makers, how to plan a territory, effective networking, creating the perfect sales pitch, and efficient time management.

ELL 1044 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: Elsalee Flynn
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
September 28–29 (2 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Business English: Etiquette in the Professional Arena—starts October 19

Discover the do’s and taboos of workplace etiquette in the U.S. and globally. Learn to create a positive first impression in the office and professional social settings. Identify, discuss, and practice major business etiquette interactions, including introductions, greetings, networking, and small talk, and when at social events. Develop a strategy for building your professional image at home and abroad.

ELL 1005 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: Laura Katen
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
October 19–20 (2 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A


Fall 2019 Session II (Weekday Courses)

October 28 - December 15. No classes on Thursday & Friday 28 & 29 November.
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*FULL* Strictly Business: Marketing—starts October 28

Create a marketing plan, calculate a marketing budget, and build successful branding. Explore the process of planning and exchange of ideas, goods, and services, from inception to consumption through creative activities. Gain an understanding of methods of market analysis together with marketing strategy and its implementation. Marketing from soup to nuts!

ELL 1041 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Elsalee Flynn
Monday and Thursday, 9:30–11:00 am
October 28–December 12 (13 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Create Your Own YouTube Channel—starts October 28

Want to start a YouTube channel? Wonder how YouTubers make money? Think you have engaging content, reviews, or tutorials people would want to watch? Create a channel, build a brand, and develop content. Learn how to market your channel to turn viewers into subscribers. Interactive and fun with real-life application.

ELL 1090 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Elsalee Flynn
Monday and Thursday, 11:10 am–12:40 pm
October 28–December 12 (13 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs & Slang—starts October 28

Do you speak and understand English well but sometimes feel that you “can’t make heads or tails” of some Americans’ speech? Increase your vocabulary and understanding of American idioms, phrasal verbs, and slang in this course. A variety of materials is used to help students identify, clarify, learn, and practice the informal language of everyday American life.

ELL 1030 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: TBA
Monday and Thursday, 9:30 –11:00 am
October 28–December 12 (13 sessions)
Dance Annex (LUI) room 121

Introduction to Spanish—starts October 28

Did you know that Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world? In this lively, interactive course, your knowledge of English will help you develop the vocabulary needed for real-world conversations in Spanish. At the end of the course, you will have the skills and knowledge to continue developing your Spanish language proficiency on your own.

ELL 1070 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: TBA
Monday and Thursday, 11:10 am–12:40 pm
October 28–December 12 (13 sessions)
Dance Annex (LUI) room 121

Grammar & Confident Conversation—starts October 29

For intermediate-level students: Strengthen your grammar and conversation skills through a variety of stimulating activities that emphasize practical application to communication tasks, such as speaking and writing. Improve your grammar through interactive exercises that focus on challenging grammatical structures. Enhance your conversational ability and increase your vocabulary and listening comprehension through structured and open-ended activities, which may include videos, song lyrics, and both pair and group work.

ELL 1035 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Olga Seham
Tuesday and Friday, 9:30 –11:00 am
October 29–December 13 (13 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Think Quick!—starts October 29

Use theatre and improv exercises to build skills needed in the professional world and social situations, i.e., thinking quickly and creatively, communicating clearly, collaborating with others, and presenting effectively. Join this engaging, informative and fun course, ideal for anyone in business, the arts, education, marketing, or any field where a creative approach can spell success.

ELL 2043 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Linda Gelman
Tuesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
October 29–December 10 (7 sessions)
Campus Center South, room 1001

Advanced English Communication for the Professional—starts October 29

Advanced students: Challenge yourself to elevate your overall English language proficiency to the high standards needed for success in a variety of professional settings. Current topics of general interest such as psychology, education, the arts, and business will form the basis for participatory activities. Final project is a written and oral presentation on a topic of personal interest.

ELL 2060 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Deborah Cooper
Tuesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
October 29–December 10 (7 sessions)
Dance Annex (LUI) room 119

Business English: Understanding Communication Style Preferences—starts October 30

Improve your ability to communicate effectively at work and at home! Learn about different communication style preferences, which will help improve your understanding of yourself and others. Examine communication preferences, such as how to gather information, make decisions, and manage time. Discover how recognizing differences in communication styles can help you to overcome conflicts and communicate with ease and grace.

ELL 1000 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Cynthia Brosnan
Wednesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
October 30–December 11 (7 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

TOEFL Preparation—starts October 30

Learn test-taking strategies. Build your English language skills relevant for all sections of the paper-based TOEFL ITP – listening, structure and written expression, and reading comprehension. Boost your test-taking confidence. Increase familiarity and effective time management through frequent practice of exam sections and sample questions. Students will take the ITP at the last class meeting. Required text. Individual score letter issued.

ELL 3000 / noncredit / $205 (20-hour section), $240 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Deborah Cooper
Wednesday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
October 30–December 11 (7 sessions)
Dance Annex (LUI) room 119

*FULL* Business English: Consumer Psychology—starts November 1

Explore the underlying mechanisms that shape consumer behavior, linking experimental psychology, sociology, and marketing. Examine and discuss the impact of triggers on consumer choice; social networks as channels of influence; the social influence of convergence and divergence; the consumer decision-making process; why products, ideas, and behaviors become popular; and rules to make ideas stick.

ELL 2010 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $216 (24-hour section)
Instructor: Darren Hamilton
Friday, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
November 1–December 13 (6 sessions)
Dance Annex (LUI) room 119

Fall 2019 Session II (Weekend Courses)

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Vision Board-Seeing is Believing—starts November 2

Set and create an inspirational picture of your goals through the creation of a Vision Board. Examine the research behind how setting, writing, and seeing tangible goals can expedite their achievement. Verbalize, organize, and visualize your short-term and long-term goals. Be guided through the process of creating your own Vision Board to keep, inspire, and grow with. Some materials required.

ELL 1065 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: Laura Katen
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
November 2–3 (2 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Business English: Personal Brand-Polished & Professional—starts November 16

Obtain the skills needed to appear polished and professional, make a positive impression, and be taken seriously in the workplace and personal life in this interactive course. Explore how personal brand, including both verbal and nonverbal communication, creates positive or negative impressions that have an impact on the opportunities you receive. Prepare for success as a poised, polished, professional you!

ELL 2011 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: Laura Katen
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
November 16–17 (2 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Social Media: Societal Erosion or Explosion?—starts December 7

For better or for worse? View selections from mass media to examine people’s growing dependency on social media. Explore the lines between the real world and the virtual world. Analyze, discuss, and debate this phenomenon and its effects on society. Bring your real life experiences and opinions to this sweeping look at the role of social media in today’s world.

ELL 1016 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: TBA
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
December 7–8 (2 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A

Junk Food-Only in America?—starts December 14

Junk food–only in America? The same or similar in your home country? Does food in the U.S., even bread and cheese, taste different than at home? Your opinion matters as we highlight and examine the quality, lifespan, ingredients, taste, and branding of food items in your home countries, and compare them to those same items in the U.S.

ELL 2003 / noncredit / $180 (20-hour section), $265 (30-hour section), $345 (40-hour section)
Instructor: Darren Hamilton
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
December 14–15 (2 sessions)
Music Building, room 0089A


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