Speaking and Listening in English as a Second Language

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Words in a puzzle like configuration that describe how to speak and pronounce english words conversationaly


Speaking & Listening is a community centered program provided by the SIU Department of Linguistics.  The program is offered each semester with attendees meeting twice a week for approximately 10 weeks. Led by graduate students*, the course provides community members, whose primary language is not English, the opportunity to meet and practice speaking English. No minimum level of proficiency required, we welcome everyone and look forward to working with you.

Speaking and Listening is open to all community members and current SIU students. The course intent is enhance and provide practice to students, families of students and community members, with profiency in speaking english.  College credits are not available for the course.

The program is $20 per semester.  Sponsorship of costs may be available, please contact us if you would like more details. 

Program Schedule
The spring 2023 courses are M, T & W, Feb. 6 - May 3, from 5-6pm. Participants must attend one of the orientation classes from 5-6pm on, either Jan. 31 or Feb. 1 and may register during orientation. All classes take place in Faner 2525.

*Course instructors are graduate students who are completing a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages(TESOL).  Click here to learn more about the Department of Linguistics and all the available degree options.  


Online: Click here to register for Spring 2023. 

In-person or by mail:  Bring the completed registration form with payment to the Conference & Scheduling Office on the 2nd floor of the Student Center or to the Speaking and Listening orientations (first two classes of the semester). 

Register by phone: Call us at 618/536-7751.  

Registration Form



Please call or email Conference Coordinator Rebecca Dycus at 618/453-1141 or rdycus@siu.edu.