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How to be a critical reader How to be a critical reader

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In this free course you will focus on how to be a critical reader. Reading critically is an essential skill at university. It means being aware of your own purposes and opinions as you read and being able to recognise the writer's purposes and opinions in their writing. First published on Thu, 11 Dec 2014 as How to be a critical reader. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2014 In this free course you will focus on how to be a critical reader. Reading critically is an essential skill at university. It means being aware of your own purposes and opinions as you read and being able to recognise the writer's purposes and opinions in their writing. First published on Thu, 11 Dec 2014 as How to be a critical reader. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2014

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English Language | English Language | English | English | studying | studying | online | online | facts | facts | evidence | evidence | vocabulary | vocabulary

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21G.703 Spanish 3 (MIT) 21G.703 Spanish 3 (MIT)

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The first intermediate-level course in Spanish, with a focus on grammar review, additional vocabulary, writing of essays in Spanish and enhancement of cultural awareness. Group activities and projects, and conversation are emphasized.Technical RequirementsRealOne™ Player software is required to run the .rm files found on this course site.RealOne™ is a trademark or a registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc. The first intermediate-level course in Spanish, with a focus on grammar review, additional vocabulary, writing of essays in Spanish and enhancement of cultural awareness. Group activities and projects, and conversation are emphasized.Technical RequirementsRealOne™ Player software is required to run the .rm files found on this course site.RealOne™ is a trademark or a registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc.

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Spanish | Spanish | Spanish grammar | Spanish grammar | Spanish vocabulary | Spanish vocabulary | writing | writing | essays | essays | Culture | Culture | cultural awareness | cultural awareness | conversation | conversation | MITUPV | MITUPV

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21G.101 Chinese I (Regular) (MIT) 21G.101 Chinese I (Regular) (MIT)

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This subject is the first semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes no prior background in the language. The purpose of this course is to develop: (a) basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage); (b) basic reading skills (in both the traditional character set and the simplified); (c) an understanding of the way the Chinese writing system is structured, and the ability to copy and write characters; and (d) a sense of what learning a language like Chinese entails, and the sort of learning processes that it involves, so students are able to continue studying effectively on t This subject is the first semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes no prior background in the language. The purpose of this course is to develop: (a) basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage); (b) basic reading skills (in both the traditional character set and the simplified); (c) an understanding of the way the Chinese writing system is structured, and the ability to copy and write characters; and (d) a sense of what learning a language like Chinese entails, and the sort of learning processes that it involves, so students are able to continue studying effectively on t

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Chinese | Chinese | Language | Language | Writing | Writing | Speaking | Speaking | Culture | Culture | China | China | Asia | Asia | Mandarin | Mandarin | aural comprehension | aural comprehension | chinese | chinese | conversational fluency | conversational fluency | pronunciation | pronunciation | grammar | grammar | vocabulary | vocabulary | reading competence | reading competence | traditional characters | traditional characters | composition | composition | romanization | romanization | simplified characters | simplified characters | 21F.101 | 21F.101 | 21F.151 | 21F.151

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21G.505 Advanced Japanese I (MIT) 21G.505 Advanced Japanese I (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV special element audio, AV special element video. This course covers lessons 22 through 27 of Japanese: The Spoken Language by Eleanor H. Jordan with Mari Noda. The goal of the course is to continue to build oral proficiency by expanding your knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. Class hours will be devoted to developing speaking skills in a variety of circumstances; making requests, invitations, apologies, suggestions, dealing with problems, expressing your opinions, etc. Grammatical and social appropriateness on your utterances will be stressed. Keep in mind that daily tape-work is essential. Includes audio/video content: AV special element audio, AV special element video. This course covers lessons 22 through 27 of Japanese: The Spoken Language by Eleanor H. Jordan with Mari Noda. The goal of the course is to continue to build oral proficiency by expanding your knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. Class hours will be devoted to developing speaking skills in a variety of circumstances; making requests, invitations, apologies, suggestions, dealing with problems, expressing your opinions, etc. Grammatical and social appropriateness on your utterances will be stressed. Keep in mind that daily tape-work is essential.

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Japanese | Japanese | language | language | advanced | advanced | spoken | spoken | oral proficiency | oral proficiency | vocabulary | vocabulary | grammar | grammar | requests | requests | invitations | invitations | apologies | apologies | suggestions | suggestions | problems | problems | opinions | opinions

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21G.820 Portuguese Advanced Conversation and Composition (MIT) 21G.820 Portuguese Advanced Conversation and Composition (MIT)

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This is an advanced course that aims to build vocabulary competence and improve oral communication through the study and discussion of topics related to cultural aspects in Lusophone societies, primarily from current issues in Brazil. It is designed to give students extensive experience in Portuguese and emphasizes skill development and refinement in the area of critical reading and writing in Portuguese. This is an advanced course that aims to build vocabulary competence and improve oral communication through the study and discussion of topics related to cultural aspects in Lusophone societies, primarily from current issues in Brazil. It is designed to give students extensive experience in Portuguese and emphasizes skill development and refinement in the area of critical reading and writing in Portuguese.

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Portuguese | Portuguese | language | language | global studies | global studies | conversation | conversation | composition | composition | português | português | grammar | grammar | vocabulary | vocabulary | oral communication | oral communication | Brazil | Brazil

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21G.101 Chinese I (Regular) (MIT) 21G.101 Chinese I (Regular) (MIT)

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This subject is the first semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes no prior background in the language. The emphasis is on developing (a) basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage), (b) basic reading and writing skills, and (c) an understanding of the language learning process so that students are able to continue studying effectively on their own.The main text is J. K. Wheatley’s Learning Chinese: A Foundation Course in Mandarin, part I (unpublished, but available online), which consists of several introductory chapters, seven core lessons (labeled 1, 2, 3&am This subject is the first semester of two that form an introduction to modern standard Chinese, commonly called Mandarin. Though not everyone taking this course will be an absolute beginner, the course presupposes no prior background in the language. The emphasis is on developing (a) basic conversational abilities (pronunciation, fundamental grammatical patterns, common vocabulary, and standard usage), (b) basic reading and writing skills, and (c) an understanding of the language learning process so that students are able to continue studying effectively on their own.The main text is J. K. Wheatley’s Learning Chinese: A Foundation Course in Mandarin, part I (unpublished, but available online), which consists of several introductory chapters, seven core lessons (labeled 1, 2, 3&am

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Asia | Asia | China | China | Culture | Culture | Language | Language | Mandarin | Mandarin | Speaking | Speaking | Writing | Writing | aural comprehension | aural comprehension | chinese | chinese | composition | composition | conversational fluency | conversational fluency | grammar | grammar | pronunciation | pronunciation | reading competence | reading competence | romanization | romanization | simplified characters | simplified characters | traditional characters | traditional characters | vocabulary | vocabulary

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Enhancing oral skills Enhancing oral skills

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This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2010. Enhancing Oral Skills (EOS) is a project aimed to provide French beginners with listening activities available on the University of Nottingham (Ningbo campus) platform WebCT (Virtual Self-Access Centre) for their self-study at the very first stage of their learning. The activities have been created taking into account the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) developed by the Council of Europe and The UK National Centre for Languages. Each recording focuses in particular on CEFR/A1 descriptors, and aims at developing learner’s understanding of relevant topics and the related needed vocabulary and some specific grammar points. Recordings are slow an This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2010. Enhancing Oral Skills (EOS) is a project aimed to provide French beginners with listening activities available on the University of Nottingham (Ningbo campus) platform WebCT (Virtual Self-Access Centre) for their self-study at the very first stage of their learning. The activities have been created taking into account the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) developed by the Council of Europe and The UK National Centre for Languages. Each recording focuses in particular on CEFR/A1 descriptors, and aims at developing learner’s understanding of relevant topics and the related needed vocabulary and some specific grammar points. Recordings are slow an

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UNow | UNow | Enhancing Oral Skills | Enhancing Oral Skills | French beginners | French beginners | French language | French language | listening activities | listening activities | Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) | Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) | ukoer | ukoer | UK National Centre for Languages | UK National Centre for Languages | French vocabulary | French vocabulary | French grammar | French grammar

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21G.104 Chinese IV (Regular) (MIT) 21G.104 Chinese IV (Regular) (MIT)

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This is the continuing instruction in spoken and written Chinese, with particular emphasis on consolidating basic conversational skills and improving reading confidence and depth.Upon completion of the course, students should be able to speak Chinese with some fluency on basic conversational topics, achieve a basic level of reading competence within simplified and traditional characters learned plus common compounds, and be able to write short compositions.Technical RequirementsMicrosoft Internet Explorer (version 5.0+) on Microsoft Windows:From VIEW menu select Encoding... Auto Select... orChinese AutoSelect.Netscape (version 7.0+) on Microsoft Windows:From VIEW menu, select Character Coding...AutoDetect… Chinese.Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5.0+) on Macintosh OS 9 or X: This is the continuing instruction in spoken and written Chinese, with particular emphasis on consolidating basic conversational skills and improving reading confidence and depth.Upon completion of the course, students should be able to speak Chinese with some fluency on basic conversational topics, achieve a basic level of reading competence within simplified and traditional characters learned plus common compounds, and be able to write short compositions.Technical RequirementsMicrosoft Internet Explorer (version 5.0+) on Microsoft Windows:From VIEW menu select Encoding... Auto Select... orChinese AutoSelect.Netscape (version 7.0+) on Microsoft Windows:From VIEW menu, select Character Coding...AutoDetect… Chinese.Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 5.0+) on Macintosh OS 9 or X:

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chinese; languge; mandarin; reading; conversation; writing; culture; china; society; custom | chinese; languge; mandarin; reading; conversation; writing; culture; china; society; custom | language | language | chinese | chinese | mandarin | mandarin | reading | reading | conversation | conversation | culture | culture | writing | writing | china | china | custom | custom | society | society | aural comprehension | aural comprehension | common compounds | common compounds | composition | composition | conversational fluency | conversational fluency | grammar | grammar | language laboratory | language laboratory | reading competence | reading competence | simplified characters | simplified characters | oral exercises | oral exercises | vocabulary | vocabulary | writing exercises | writing exercises | traditional characters | traditional characters | Chinese culture | Chinese culture | Chinese customs | Chinese customs | Chinese society | Chinese society

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21G.802 Portuguese II (MIT) 21G.802 Portuguese II (MIT)

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This course is a continuation of 21G.801. It focuses on expanding communication skills and further development of linguistic competency using a variety of authentic sources, such as the Internet, audio, video, and printed materials, to help develop cultural awareness and linguistic proficiency. This course is conducted entirely in Portuguese. This course is a continuation of 21G.801. It focuses on expanding communication skills and further development of linguistic competency using a variety of authentic sources, such as the Internet, audio, video, and printed materials, to help develop cultural awareness and linguistic proficiency. This course is conducted entirely in Portuguese.

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Portuguese | Portuguese | Brazil | Brazil | Brazilian | Brazilian | languages | languages | foreign languages | foreign languages | grammar | grammar | listening | listening | speaking | speaking | reading | reading | writing | writing | vocabulary | vocabulary | dialogues | dialogues | Brazilian music | Brazilian music | Brazilian culture | Brazilian culture | lusophone | lusophone | lusophone culture | lusophone culture | entrevista | entrevista

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21G.801 Portuguese I (MIT) 21G.801 Portuguese I (MIT)

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This course provides an introduction to the language and culture of the Portuguese-speaking world, with special attention to Brazilian Portuguese. This course focuses are on basic oral expression, listening comprehension, and elementary reading and writing. Students develop their vocabulary and understanding of grammatical concepts through active communication. This is a coordinated language lab program and is designed for students with no knowledge of Portuguese. Class is conducted entirely in Portuguese. This course provides an introduction to the language and culture of the Portuguese-speaking world, with special attention to Brazilian Portuguese. This course focuses are on basic oral expression, listening comprehension, and elementary reading and writing. Students develop their vocabulary and understanding of grammatical concepts through active communication. This is a coordinated language lab program and is designed for students with no knowledge of Portuguese. Class is conducted entirely in Portuguese.

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Portuguese | Portuguese | Brazil | Brazil | Brazilian | Brazilian | languages | languages | foreign languages | foreign languages | basic vocabulary | basic vocabulary | speaking | speaking | dialogues | dialogues | Brazilian music | Brazilian music | Brazilian culture | Brazilian culture | lusophone | lusophone | lusophone culture | lusophone culture | entrevista | entrevista

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21G.401 German I (MIT) 21G.401 German I (MIT)

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This course gives an introduction to German language and culture. The focus is on acquisition of vocabulary and grammatical concepts through active communication. Audio, video, and printed materials provide direct exposure to authentic German language and culture. A self-paced language lab program is fully coordinated with the textbook/workbook. The first semester covers the development of effective basic communication skills. This course gives an introduction to German language and culture. The focus is on acquisition of vocabulary and grammatical concepts through active communication. Audio, video, and printed materials provide direct exposure to authentic German language and culture. A self-paced language lab program is fully coordinated with the textbook/workbook. The first semester covers the development of effective basic communication skills.

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German language | German language | culture | culture | grammar | grammar | vocabulary | vocabulary | speaking | speaking | writing | writing | communication | communication | reading | reading | listening | listening | introductory | introductory | dictation | dictation | geography | geography | student projects | student projects

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RES.21G-003 Learning Chinese: A Foundation Course in Mandarin (汉语基础教材) (MIT) RES.21G-003 Learning Chinese: A Foundation Course in Mandarin (汉语基础教材) (MIT)

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This online textbook represents materials that were used in the first four semesters (two years) of the Mandarin program at MIT. They eventually formed the basis of a print textbook of the same name, published by Yale University Press; information and supplemental materials for the Yale edition are available at the companion website. The OCW course materials were extensively revised, and at times reordered, before publication, but the general principles of the original remain: to provide a comprehensive resource for the foundation levels of Chinese language that separates the learning of oral skills from literary (the former being transcribed in pinyin, and the latter in characters). This resource contains the complete online version of the text and accompanying audio recordings. This online textbook represents materials that were used in the first four semesters (two years) of the Mandarin program at MIT. They eventually formed the basis of a print textbook of the same name, published by Yale University Press; information and supplemental materials for the Yale edition are available at the companion website. The OCW course materials were extensively revised, and at times reordered, before publication, but the general principles of the original remain: to provide a comprehensive resource for the foundation levels of Chinese language that separates the learning of oral skills from literary (the former being transcribed in pinyin, and the latter in characters). This resource contains the complete online version of the text and accompanying audio recordings.

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Chinese | Chinese | Mandarin | Mandarin | introductory | introductory | pinyin | pinyin | tones | tones | calligraphy | calligraphy | textbook | textbook | dialogue | dialogue | vocabulary | vocabulary | reading | reading | writing | writing | speaking | speaking | traditional characters | traditional characters | simplified characters | simplified characters | grammar | grammar | history | history | cuisine | cuisine | geography | geography | dialect | dialect | culture | culture

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21G.703 Spanish III (MIT) 21G.703 Spanish III (MIT)

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This course is the first intermediate-level course in Spanish, with a focus on grammar review, additional vocabulary, writing of essays in Spanish and enhancement of cultural awareness. Group activities and projects, and conversation are emphasized. There are detailed simulation activities, readings about literature and art from Latin America and Spain, activities with music videos and interviews, and viewings of recent films such as El espinazo del diablo, Juana la loca, and María llena eres de gracia. Students also participate in the MITUPV Exchange project, a multimedia-centered Web site that deals with university life at MIT, the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in Spain, and other universities. This course is the first intermediate-level course in Spanish, with a focus on grammar review, additional vocabulary, writing of essays in Spanish and enhancement of cultural awareness. Group activities and projects, and conversation are emphasized. There are detailed simulation activities, readings about literature and art from Latin America and Spain, activities with music videos and interviews, and viewings of recent films such as El espinazo del diablo, Juana la loca, and María llena eres de gracia. Students also participate in the MITUPV Exchange project, a multimedia-centered Web site that deals with university life at MIT, the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in Spain, and other universities.

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Spanish | Spanish | Spanish grammar | Spanish grammar | Spanish vocabulary | Spanish vocabulary | writing | writing | essays | essays | Culture | Culture | cultural awareness | cultural awareness | conversation | conversation | MITUPV | MITUPV

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21G.506 Advanced Japanese II (MIT) 21G.506 Advanced Japanese II (MIT)

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This course covers Lessons 27 through 30 of Japanese: The Spoken Language by Eleanor H. Jordan with Mari Noda. The goal of the course is to continue expanding grammar and vocabulary by further developing four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The goal is to acquire the ability to use Japanese appropriately with increasing spontaneity emphasized, and to be prepared to become an independent learner to the point where you are capable of handling authentic Japanese by yourself, without fear or hesitation. This course covers Lessons 27 through 30 of Japanese: The Spoken Language by Eleanor H. Jordan with Mari Noda. The goal of the course is to continue expanding grammar and vocabulary by further developing four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The goal is to acquire the ability to use Japanese appropriately with increasing spontaneity emphasized, and to be prepared to become an independent learner to the point where you are capable of handling authentic Japanese by yourself, without fear or hesitation.

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Japanese | Japanese | language | language | advanced | advanced | spoken | spoken | oral proficiency | oral proficiency | vocabulary | vocabulary | grammar | grammar | requests | requests | invitations | invitations | apologies | apologies | suggestions | suggestions | problems | problems | opinions | opinions | Kanji | Kanji

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RES.21F-003 Learning Chinese: A Foundation Course in Mandarin (汉语基础教材) (MIT) RES.21F-003 Learning Chinese: A Foundation Course in Mandarin (汉语基础教材) (MIT)

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This online textbook represents materials that were used in the first four semesters (two years) of the Mandarin program at MIT. They eventually formed the basis of a print textbook of the same name, published by Yale University Press; information and supplemental materials for the Yale edition are available at the companion website. The OCW course materials were extensively revised, and at times reordered, before publication, but the general principles of the original remain: to provide a comprehensive resource for the foundation levels of Chinese language that separates the learning of oral skills from literary (the former being transcribed in pinyin, and the latter in characters). This resource contains the complete online version of the text and accompanying audio recordings. This online textbook represents materials that were used in the first four semesters (two years) of the Mandarin program at MIT. They eventually formed the basis of a print textbook of the same name, published by Yale University Press; information and supplemental materials for the Yale edition are available at the companion website. The OCW course materials were extensively revised, and at times reordered, before publication, but the general principles of the original remain: to provide a comprehensive resource for the foundation levels of Chinese language that separates the learning of oral skills from literary (the former being transcribed in pinyin, and the latter in characters). This resource contains the complete online version of the text and accompanying audio recordings.

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Chinese | Chinese | Mandarin | Mandarin | introductory | introductory | pinyin | pinyin | tones | tones | calligraphy | calligraphy | textbook | textbook | dialogue | dialogue | vocabulary | vocabulary | reading | reading | writing | writing | speaking | speaking | traditional characters | traditional characters | simplified characters | simplified characters | grammar | grammar | history | history | cuisine | cuisine | geography | geography | dialect | dialect | culture | culture

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21G.712 Spanish Conversation and Composition (MIT) 21G.712 Spanish Conversation and Composition (MIT)

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A third-year intermediate course designed to improve speaking and writing, with opportunities for vocabulary acquisition, listening comprehension and reading practice as well. Uses literary and cultural readings, films, and group activities. Students give oral reports and participate in discussions and group projects. A third-year intermediate course designed to improve speaking and writing, with opportunities for vocabulary acquisition, listening comprehension and reading practice as well. Uses literary and cultural readings, films, and group activities. Students give oral reports and participate in discussions and group projects.

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Spanish | Spanish | Language | Language | Speak | Speak | Writing | Writing | Literature | Literature | Culture | Culture | vocabulary acquisition | vocabulary acquisition | listening comprehension | listening comprehension | reading | reading | film | film | group activities | group activities

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21G.403 German III (MIT) 21G.403 German III (MIT)

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This course expands skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Students develop analytic and interpretative skills through the reading of a full-length drama as well as short prose and poetry (Biermann, Brecht, Dürrenmatt, Tawada and others) and through media selections on contemporary issues in German-speaking cultures. Coursework includes discussions and compositions based on these texts, and review of grammar and development of vocabulary-building strategies. It is recommended for students with two years of high school German. This course expands skills in speaking, reading, listening, and writing. Students develop analytic and interpretative skills through the reading of a full-length drama as well as short prose and poetry (Biermann, Brecht, Dürrenmatt, Tawada and others) and through media selections on contemporary issues in German-speaking cultures. Coursework includes discussions and compositions based on these texts, and review of grammar and development of vocabulary-building strategies. It is recommended for students with two years of high school German.

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german language | german language | culture | culture | grammar | grammar | vocabulary | vocabulary | speaking | speaking | writing | writing | communication | communication | reading | reading | listening | listening | intermediate | intermediate | language analysis | language analysis | interpretation | interpretation | reading comprehension | reading comprehension | oral comprehension | oral comprehension | drama | drama | poetry | poetry | prose | prose | listening comprehension | listening comprehension

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21G.702 Spanish II (MIT) 21G.702 Spanish II (MIT)

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Spanish II continues to develop students' listening, speaking, reading and writing skills using the second part of the video-based program, Destinos, begun in Spanish I. Destinos is a soap opera that allows students to learn Spanish and experience its cultural diversity while following a good story full of surprises and human emotions. Spanish II also includes additional materials, such as Spanish films and other media, various types of reading selections and online resources. Spanish II continues to develop students' listening, speaking, reading and writing skills using the second part of the video-based program, Destinos, begun in Spanish I. Destinos is a soap opera that allows students to learn Spanish and experience its cultural diversity while following a good story full of surprises and human emotions. Spanish II also includes additional materials, such as Spanish films and other media, various types of reading selections and online resources.

Subjects

Spanish | Spanish | Language | Language | Foreign | Foreign | Understand | Understand | Speak | Speak | Read | Read | Fluency | Fluency | Destinos | Destinos | Culture | Culture | Diversity | Diversity | Film | Film | Media | Media | grammar | grammar | vocabulary | vocabulary | reading | reading | writing | writing | speaking | speaking | listening comprehension | listening comprehension | espanol | espanol | 21F.702 | 21F.702 | 21F.752 | 21F.752

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21G.213 High-Intermediate Academic Communication (MIT) 21G.213 High-Intermediate Academic Communication (MIT)

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The goal of this course is to review grammar and develop vocabulary building strategies to refine oral and written expression. Speaking and writing assignments are designed to expand communicative competence. Assignments are based on models and materials drawn from contemporary media (newspapers and magazines, television, Web). The models, materials, topics and assignments vary from semester to semester. The goal of this course is to review grammar and develop vocabulary building strategies to refine oral and written expression. Speaking and writing assignments are designed to expand communicative competence. Assignments are based on models and materials drawn from contemporary media (newspapers and magazines, television, Web). The models, materials, topics and assignments vary from semester to semester.

Subjects

academic english | academic english | english grammer | english grammer | english writing skill | english writing skill | spoken english | spoken english | language | language | academic communication | academic communication | vocabulary | vocabulary | english | english | second language | second language | oral | oral | speaking | speaking | writing | writing | media | media | newspaper | newspaper | magazine | magazine | television | television | web | web | internet | internet | grammar | grammar | 21F.213 | 21F.213 | 21F.214 | 21F.214

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21G.701 Spanish I (MIT) 21G.701 Spanish I (MIT)

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Spanish I is very different from other classes at MIT. The central component of the text and workbook is a series of 26 half-hour video episodes. The videos allow students to learn authentic Spanish and experience its cultural diversity while following a good story full of surprises and human emotions. Students also listen to an audio-only program integrated with the text and workbook. In the classroom, students do a variety of activities and exercises, which include talking in Spanish about the video program, practicing pronunciation and grammar, and interacting in Spanish with classmates in pairs and small groups. The class is conducted in Spanish as much as possible, but English is used where necessary for clarity and efficiency. This course deals with all basic language skills: aural c Spanish I is very different from other classes at MIT. The central component of the text and workbook is a series of 26 half-hour video episodes. The videos allow students to learn authentic Spanish and experience its cultural diversity while following a good story full of surprises and human emotions. Students also listen to an audio-only program integrated with the text and workbook. In the classroom, students do a variety of activities and exercises, which include talking in Spanish about the video program, practicing pronunciation and grammar, and interacting in Spanish with classmates in pairs and small groups. The class is conducted in Spanish as much as possible, but English is used where necessary for clarity and efficiency. This course deals with all basic language skills: aural c

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spanish | spanish | language | language | speaking | speaking | comprehension | comprehension | grammar | grammar | writing | writing | reading | reading | communication | communication | language laboratory | language laboratory | language lab | language lab | audio | audio | video | video | aural comprehension | aural comprehension | vocabulary | vocabulary

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21G.714 Spanish for Bilingual Students (MIT) 21G.714 Spanish for Bilingual Students (MIT)

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Spanish for Bilingual Students is an intermediate course designed principally for heritage learners, but which includes other students interested  in specific content areas, such as US Latino immigration, identity, ethnicity, education and representation in the media. Linguistic goals include vocabulary acquisition, improvement in writing, and enhancement of formal communicative skills. Spanish for Bilingual Students is an intermediate course designed principally for heritage learners, but which includes other students interested  in specific content areas, such as US Latino immigration, identity, ethnicity, education and representation in the media. Linguistic goals include vocabulary acquisition, improvement in writing, and enhancement of formal communicative skills.

Subjects

Spanish; Language; Bilingual; Speak; Writing;Literature; Culture | Spanish; Language; Bilingual; Speak; Writing;Literature; Culture | History | History | Society | Society | Economics | Economics | Politics | Politics | Psychology | Psychology | Philosophy | Philosophy | Spanish | Spanish | Language | Language | Bilingual | Bilingual | Speak | Speak | Writing | Writing | Culture | Culture | Literature | Literature | Hispanic | Hispanic | oral grammar | oral grammar | written gramar | written gramar | fiction | fiction | poetry | poetry | Mexican-Americans | Mexican-Americans | Puerto Ricans | Puerto Ricans | Cubans | Cubans | heritage learners | heritage learners | Latino | Latino | immigration | immigration | identity | identity | ethnicity | ethnicity | education | education | vocabulary acquisition | vocabulary acquisition | media representation | media representation

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21G.103 Chinese III (Regular) (MIT) 21G.103 Chinese III (Regular) (MIT)

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This course is designed to consolidate the foundation built in Elementary Chinese and continue developing students skills in aural comprehension, reading, and writing. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to speak Chinese with some fluency on basic conversational topics, achieve a basic level of reading competence within simplified and traditional characters learned plus common compounds, and be able to write short compositions. This course is designed to consolidate the foundation built in Elementary Chinese and continue developing students skills in aural comprehension, reading, and writing. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to speak Chinese with some fluency on basic conversational topics, achieve a basic level of reading competence within simplified and traditional characters learned plus common compounds, and be able to write short compositions.

Subjects

chinese | chinese | comprehension | comprehension | speaking | speaking | writing | writing | china | china | language | language | mandarin | mandarin | reading | reading | aural comprehension | aural comprehension | reading competence | reading competence | simplified characters | simplified characters | traditional characters | traditional characters | common compounds | common compounds | composition | composition | conversational fluency | conversational fluency | language laboratory | language laboratory | structure | structure | vocabulary | vocabulary | grammar | grammar | oral exercises | oral exercises | writing exercises | writing exercises

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21G.222 Expository Writing for Bilingual Students (MIT) 21G.222 Expository Writing for Bilingual Students (MIT)

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The purpose of this course is to develop your writing skills so that you can feel confident writing the essays, term papers, reports, and exams you will have to produce during your career here at MIT. We will read and analyze samples of expository writing, do some work on vocabulary development, and concentrate on developing your ability to write clear, accurate, sophisticated prose. We will also deal with the grammar and mechanical problems you may have trouble with. The purpose of this course is to develop your writing skills so that you can feel confident writing the essays, term papers, reports, and exams you will have to produce during your career here at MIT. We will read and analyze samples of expository writing, do some work on vocabulary development, and concentrate on developing your ability to write clear, accurate, sophisticated prose. We will also deal with the grammar and mechanical problems you may have trouble with.

Subjects

writing | writing | rhetoric | rhetoric | topic | topic | thesis | thesis | vocabulary | vocabulary | prose style | prose style | grammar | grammar | bilingual | bilingual | ESL | ESL

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21F.702 Spanish II (MIT)

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Spanish II continues to develop students' listening, speaking, reading and writing skills using the second part of the video-based program, Destinos, begun in Spanish I. Destinos is a soap opera that allows students to learn Spanish and experience its cultural diversity while following a good story full of surprises and human emotions. Spanish II also includes additional materials, such as Spanish films and other media, various types of reading selections and online resources.

Subjects

Spanish | Language | Foreign | Understand | Speak | Read | Fluency | Destinos | Culture | Diversity | Film | Media | grammar | vocabulary | reading | writing | speaking | listening comprehension | espanol

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21F.213 High-Intermediate Academic Communication (MIT)

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The goal of this course is to review grammar and develop vocabulary building strategies to refine oral and written expression. Speaking and writing assignments are designed to expand communicative competence. Assignments are based on models and materials drawn from contemporary media (newspapers and magazines, television, Web). The models, materials, topics and assignments vary from semester to semester.

Subjects

academic english | english grammer | english writing skill | spoken english | language | academic communication | vocabulary | english | second language | oral | speaking | writing | media | newspaper | magazine | television | web | internet | grammar

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