Speaking and Critical Listening Skills OpenCourseWare: A Free Advanced Bachelor Level English Communications Class by MIT

Published Mar 08, 2009

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'Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS)' was a course for undergraduate and graduate students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who wanted to improve their professional communications skills. Course materials are available free online. The course was intended for non-native English speakers, but the emphasis on professional communication could be useful for anyone preparing for a job interview or presentation.

Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS): Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No Yes No

Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS): Course Description

'Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS)' was an English communication course offered through MIT's Foreign Languages and Literatures Department. Professor Jane Dunphy was the instructor for this lecture-based class. 'Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS)' instructed non-native, English-speaking students on listening and speaking skills for professional situations. Students practiced job interviewing techniques and presentation skills. The course also included practice designing and delivering lectures for those planning to teach.

A reading list, assignment instructions and links to numerous course-related resources and handouts are available to 'Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS)' OpenCourseWare users. Learn techniques for improving your speaking and critical listening skills by visiting the professional communication skills course page.

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