The highly-demanded speech training for our ESL staff, Clear Talk Mastery Program is back again for ten lucky people thanks to the NCAR, NESL, and MMM Diversity Funds.
The 12-week Clear Talk Mastery Program focuses on English speaking training. The courses at 3 skill levels use individual diagnostic assessment to create the customized text. The training is one hour per week via Skype, with 5 group presentation workshops. Each level teaches new skills to produce better and better speaking. Personal one-on-one coaching sessions meet each learner’s specific needs and goals. The schedule for the 12 consecutive training weeks is negotiated between each student and Dr. Antonia Johnson. The training can start as soon as March 19, 2012 and must be completed by Sept. 1, 2012. Cost is $250/pp paid by participants’ division or lab; limit ten participants total for Levels 1,2, or 3. Target audience: ESL (English as a Second Language) speakers wishing to improve their English skills for pronunciation, intelligibility, grammar, intonation, work communication skills for conversation and presentations, and cross-cultural knowledge.
To register for any level of the Clear Talk Training Program, visit the Staff Development Catalog via Connect: https://www.fin.ucar.edu/hrisConnect/employee. Log in using your UCAS (time card log in/password). Click Training & Education tab on top of page, click Staff Development Catalog, search by class, click details and enroll. For more information, contact Cheryl Cristanelli, x8708, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information seminar for this program is set for March 16, Friday, noon-1:00pm at FL1-1001. Please check the ESL web page https://wiki.ucar.edu/display/commsci/English+as+a+Second+Language for detail.