Specialized English language workshops improve workplace communications and help prepare for the TOEFL

Created by the English Language Institute, the specialized workshops run May 10-July 2. The Oral Communication Skills series helps improve speaking and pronunciation skills relevant in both remote and face-to-face environments. Participants will improve overall fluency and intelligibility in spoken English while wearing a mask or using remote platforms such as Zoom. 

The Written Communication Skills workshop will improve business and technical writing skills. Participants create and receive feedback on resumes, emails, business letters, short reports and formal proposals. Participants will improve clarity and accuracy for increased readability and use editing tools such as Grammarly more effectively.

Participants work independently through online instructional modules and meet with the instructor and other students in a weekly online seminar.

The TOEFL Preparation course is for advanced-level ESL speakers and writers who plan to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language to demonstrate English proficiency for education or employment purposes. The course runs May 12-June 30, on Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Each workshop series costs $499. For details and to register, visit go.wayne.edu/eli-workshops.

Questions? Email Bruce Morgan, director of the ELI, at b.morgan@wayne.edu.

The English Language Institute is part of the Office of International Programs, which leads Wayne State’s global engagement by creating opportunities that foster international education and research, facilitate the exchange of individuals and ideas that promote global competencies and citizenship, and provide resources that support the expansion of the university’s global agenda. Follow us @WayneOIP.

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