Course Catalog

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NYUSPS at NYU Shanghai offers a range of English language courses for all levels. Whether you’re looking for small group classes, 12-week courses or 6-week courses, we have something for you. Let our experienced and qualified faculty help you improve your proficiency and build your confidence in English. For current semester courses, please see our Current Schedule and Fees.

Course Catalog

 

ESL-NI 4003 Elementary English Communication & Culture

This integrated skills course focuses on improving English speaking, listening, reading and vocabulary building skills. By engaging with interesting spoken and written texts students are exposed to different ideas and ways of thinking. Through communicative tasks and activities, such as asking and answering questions and sharing opinions and ideas, students work in pairs and in small groups to improve overall proficiency and build confidence.

ESL-NI 4602 Elementary English for Travelers

This integrated skills course focuses on speaking, listening, reading and vocabulary needed to communicate effectively when travelling internationally. By engaging with interesting spoken and written texts students are exposed to different ideas and ways of thinking, thereby resulting in greater cultural awareness, more confidence and improved English language skills needed to travel like a professional.

ESL-NI 5009 Intermediate Communication & Culture

This integrated skills course focuses on improving English speaking, listening, reading and vocabulary building skills. By engaging with authentic spoken and written texts students are exposed to different ideas and ways of thinking. Through communicative tasks and activities in pairs and small groups students improve fluency and accuracy and build confidence.

ESL-NI 5010 Intermediate Vocabulary in Context

This course helps students build vocabulary by engaging with a variety of spoken and written texts. Through authentic, non-fiction texts, such as magazine articles, blogs and videos, students learn new words, expressions and collocations. By engaging in communicative tasks and activities in pairs and small groups students use their newly acquired vocabulary in real situations.

ESL-NI 5011 Intermediate Professional Written Communication

This course supports students in the drafting and redrafting of a variety of written texts needed for professional purposes, such as formal emails, memos and more. By analysing examples and models students learn the importance of audience, register, purpose, tone, word choice and structure to produce clear, concise and appropriate professional correspondence.

ESL-NI 5605 International Business Communication

This integrated skills course focuses on improving English speaking, listening and reading in professional contexts. Through videos and print texts students learn about workplace cultures, practices and issues around the world; thereby enabling them to engage more confidently with international colleagues one-to-one, in small groups, in meetings, conferences and other professional interactions.

ESL-NI 5606 Intermediate Clear and Effective Speaking

This course focuses on accent reduction and limiting mother-tongue interference when speaking in English and aims to enhance understanding and awareness of spoken English. Through intensive practice of consonant and vowel sounds, word stress and intonation, students learn techniques and strategies for speaking English clearly and effectively, thereby eliminating misunderstandings and building confidence.

ESL-NI 6605 Discussing Current Events

Improve your ability to participate actively in discussions on current global issues and events. By engaging with various spoken and written texts fluent speakers of English increase their vocabulary and knowledge and enhance their critical thinking, reading and listening skills. In pair, small and large group discussions students reflect on information, share ideas and opinions and build confidence.

ESL-NI 7002 Debate and Logical Argumentation

Enhance your ability to understand, build, and deliver arguments and opinions. In this course, you will study different types of strategic arguments and logical fallacies to expose the difference between strong and weak reasoning. You will also learn what can be regarded as evidence and how to test it for validity. By learning the terms and language of argumentation through classic cases and debates, you will expand your critical thinking and analytical skills. These skills will be practiced and tested through structured debates, giving you the opportunity to present, challenge and defend your own ideas. This course also offers you the opportunity to improve your interpersonal communication, public speaking, and problem solving skills.

ESL-NI 7009 Advanced Communication & Culture

This integrated skills course gives fluent speakers of English the opportunity to engage with authentic spoken and written texts, thereby building vocabulary and developing critical listening, reading and thinking skills. Through communicative tasks and activities in pairs and small and large groups, students improve accuracy and discussion skills and build confidence.

ESL-NI 7010 Advanced Vocabulary in Context

This course helps advanced readers and writers increase their repertoire of vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, colloquialisms and slang by engaging with a variety of authentic spoken and written texts, including TedTalks, debates, discussions, videos, articles and blogs. By participating in communicative tasks and activities in pairs and small and large groups, students use their newly acquired vocabulary in real situations.

ESL-NI 7011 Advanced Professional Written Communication

This course supports proficient writers in the drafting, redrafting and polishing of written texts needed for professional purposes, including formal emails, Cover Letters, Resumes and speeches. By analysing examples and models students learn the importance of audience, register, purpose and tone to produce organized, clear, concise and appropriate professional correspondence.

 

*INDIVIDUAL TUTORIALS (Online learning)

  • ​​​IELTS Speaking Practice 

For clients with an IELTS Band 5 or above wanting to practice and improve their proficiency in the 3 parts of the Speaking examination. Receive timely feedback and tips on how to enhance your performance.

  • Pronunciation & Accent Reduction

For proficient clients wishing to improve their pronunciation and reduce mother-tongue interference. The focus is on consonant and vowel sounds, word stress and intonation. Receive timely feedback and tips on how to enhance your overall speaking and build confidence.

  • Professional Communication 

For proficient clients wanting to improve their English communication skills in the workplace, including delivering presentations, chairing meetings, preparing for job interviews, updating CVs and/or formal email writing. The content of this tutorial is driven by the client and should include topics of interest and relevance to them.

  • General Conversation 

For clients of all levels wanting to improve general speaking fluency and accuracy through small talk and discussions. The content of this tutorial is driven by the client and should include topics of interest and relevance to them.