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Livneh, Olivia Lauren Instructor

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Research

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  • Olivia is the textbook coordinator at the International English Center (IEC) and she specializes in reviewing best practices in second language education and implementing those best practices into the curriculum at the IEC.

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Teaching

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  • LING 3200 - Academic Oral Communication in English
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Designed for undergraduate students who speak English as an additional language, this course improves students' oral communication skills for effective academic interactions in the classroom and within their academic discipline. Specific attention is given to presentation skills ' developing, explaining and clarifying ideas ' and discussion skills such as interrupting, hedging, and responding to questions. Students deliver formal presentations and impromptu speeches, and lead and participate in group discussions. Students improve active listening skills, non-verbal communication and English pronunciation. This course does not count toward the Linguistics major or minor. Recommended restriction: this course is restricted to non-native English-speaking students.
  • NCIE 1020 - Business English
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Learn how to write and speak effectively in US business situations. Gain practice in writing clear, concise, accurate, and persuasive texts, emails, memos, and short reports. Learn the art of small talk. Conduct short presentations, conference calls, and simulated meetings. Gain confidence as you develop your ability to target communication for managers, colleagues, direct reports, and clients. Learn how to communicate good, bad, and neutral news.
  • NCIE 2450 - Intermediate 1 Listening/Speaking
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Spring 2019
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  • NCIE 2580 - Intercultural Communications
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    In this course, students gain valuable and necessary intercultural skills for their academic and professional careers. They examine and discuss cultures similar to their own as well as those that are radically different. Students use a variety of English language and critical thinking skills to explore complex relationships between culture and communication.
  • NCIE 2650 - Intermediate 2 Reading
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
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  • NCIE 3020 - Vocabulary & Idioms
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Expand your vocabulary and learn strategies for understanding the meanings of new words. Using digital media, film, TV shows, songs and readings, you will focus on comprehension, recognition, and the application of new words and phrases. Learn how to make your speech clearer, more varied, and more native-like.
  • NCIE 3082 - Grammar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    This course targets grammar points that are a particular problem for Spanish speakers. Topics of focus are subject-verb agreement, collocations with make and do, dropped pronouns, false cognates, and run-on sentences.
  • NCIE 3150 - Intermediate 3 Reading
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
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  • NCIE 3250 - Intermediate 3 Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
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  • NCIE 4150 - Advanced 1 Reading
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
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  • NCIE 4450 - Advanced 1 Listening/Speaking
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020
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  • NCIE 4650 - Advanced 2 Reading
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
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  • NCIE 4950 - Adv. 2 Listen/Speak
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020
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Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)