These 8-hour courses are for students placing into levels 0, 1 and 2. Courses focus on interactive listening skills. Level-appropriate listening strategies are also covered. Speaking focuses on improving learners' conversation skills. Students learn words and phrases appropriate for basic conversation. They read, listen to, and watch a variety of materials on a topic and then practice their speaking skills in conversations related to the topic they have learned about. The content focus is on everyday survival English.
Once a week UO students join the Discussion class as tutors to help students at all levels practice everyday conversation.