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ASEP 3 (Formerly EAP 5837): Course Description

ASEP 3 is a non-credit, fee-based, course. This course is NOT eligible for a tuition waiver for students on assistantship.
  • This course will NOT be offered during the Fall 2013 Semester but may be offered during Spring 2014 depending upon student demand
  • When offered, this course meets four days per week.
  • The meeting time is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8th Period (15:00 - 15:50)
  • The course meets in Yon Hall, Room 320
  • The fee for this course is $500 for a 6-week course (either Fall A or Fall B).
Follow this link to register for this course. The Spring A & B courses are listed on the registration page by date. Make sure you have chosen the correct course before clicking on the "Register" button!

NB Before registering for this course contact ASE to confirm that there is sufficient registration to offer this course --

All inquires about this course should be directed to the ASE Coordinator or ASE Office Manager.

About ASEP 3 (Formerly EAP 5837)

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The purpose of this course is to work on the aspects of your spoken English which are most likely to cause communication problems during interactions with American English speakers, particularly in an academic setting. The content of this course will for the most part be determined by the students' needs. You will participate in academic discussions, give brief presentations and learn pronunciation skills. In addition, you will practice language functions such as explaining, requesting, narrating, and giving instructions. These skills are tested on the SPEAK test, but passing the course does not automatically certify you for a teaching assistantship. This course has three (3) basic components:
  1. Classroom interaction.
    The class will meet four hours per week. Much of the work will be in small groups, often with a native English speaker. Examples of these types of small group activities can include the following:
    • Practice initiating, and maintaining, a successful informal conversation with a native speaker.
    • Discussions of specific cultural issues of relevance to the students in the class (politics, race, gender, class, technology, student life, etc.)
    • Practice becoming more persuasive (for example, with your advisor, or apartment manager) and the appropriate (polite or forceful) use of disagreement strategies useful in an American English Academic context.
    • Discussions, moderated by one of the students, on a variety of topics.
    • Several opportunities to practice, and get feedback on, conference presentations, oral defenses, etc.
    • Language/pronunciation practice with several different native speakers.

  2. One-on-one interaction with native speakers.
    You will arrange three meetings with native speakers of English, preferably every other week beginning the second week of class and videotape the sessions. The purpose is to test and improve your ability to exchange complex ideas and information in English with a native speaker.

  3. Conferences:
    Bi-weekly individual conferences with the instructor to work on individual communication needs. At this time you will review the tutoring videotapes.

Course Requirements

The course instructor will provide a detailed list of requirements at the beginning of the semester. These will include:
  1. Attendance: Most of the work for the course will be done in class; therefore, attendance is vital.

  2. Videotaped language interaction: 3-4 hours of videotape during the semester

  3. Other requirements may include:
    • Leading a discussion
    • Weekly recorded pronunciation assignment.
    • Language Learning Journal: your observations on the usage of American English, your progress in learning the language, etc.
    • Pronunciation exercises, presentations, transcription, or other individual work assigned during conferences

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