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


February 5 - April 30, 2024 

Speaking & Listening is a community centered program provided by the SIU Department of Linguistics.  The program is typcially offered during the spring semester with attendees meeting three times a week. 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. For Spring 2024, there will be a focus on high beginner, low intermediate communicators. 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 2024 courses are M, T & W, Feb. 5 - Apr. 30, from 4-4:50pm. Participants must attend one of the orientation classes from 4-4:50pm on Feb. 5 and may register during orientation. All classes take place in Faner 3512.

*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 2024. 

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


About the course, contact Rachel Olson at rachel.olson@siu.edu

for registration, contact Rebecca Dycus at 618/453-1141 or rdycus@siu.edu.