This 30-hour course is designed to give students practice in speaking skills required for participation in university seminars. Students will learn strategies that native speakers use in organizing information, expressing opinion, agreeing and disagreeing and questioning and answering questions. The course will cover both informal impromptu speaking and formal presentations. In addition, a number of related communication skills such as body language and pronunciation will be covered. Students will practice these structures and skills through discussions and both formal and informal speeches. Constructive feedback on your speaking will be provided throughout the course.