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Winter 2017 Immersion Course Details

The Hunter College English Department is offering free seminars on improving academic language skills for proficient ESL background students. Classes will meet Monday-Friday from Tuesday, January 3rd through Friday, January 20th 2017. Students currently enrolled in ENG 005 or ENG 002 and continuing or incoming proficient ESL students (both undergraduate and graduate) are eligible to register. The winter course topic and sections are as follows:

Integrated Academic Language SkillsThis class is a multi-skills course that helps students improve their speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills for success in upper-division courses. 

Section One: M,T,W,TH,F 10:10am-12:30pm 1242 HW

Section Two: M,T,W,TH,F 1:10pm-3:30pm 1242 HW

At the end of the seminars, instructors provide students with a comprehensive evaluation of their language skills including areas in need of improvement. See the Rubric for the Integrated Skills Course.


The classes are workshop-based and offer plenty of chances for students to practice new language and vocabulary.Class activities in all of the courses vary between full group lectures and demonstrations, partner activities, and group project work. Instructors bring in a variety of readings from newspapers, magazines, and other print/online sources as well as use videos to introduce new vocabulary and ideas.There will also be one class trip to a museum or cultural place of interest.


Students can register with Anna DeVita Monday-Friday from 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-4:00pm in room 1211HW. Registration will continue each day until the classes are full. There is a 16-person limit for each seminar. Contact Anna DeVita for any questions about registration at or 212-772-4245.


For more information about seminar topics and other ESL resources at Hunter College, contact ESL Program Coordinator, Professor Paul McPherron at, 212-772-5201, or at his office: 1248HW.

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