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Coffelt, Luke Instructor

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courses taught

  • ESLG 1130 - Pronunciation for International Graduate Students
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Designed for international graduate students who want to polish and refine their spoken English skills. The course emphasizes producing increasingly accurate English stress, rhythm and intonation, and vowels and consonants. Students participate in listening and speaking activities targeting specific pronunciation features, prepare recordings, and deliver short presentations related to their field. Students receive weekly individualized feedback.
  • ESLG 1210 - Academic Writing for International Graduate Students
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Designed for international graduate students who would benefit from academic and professional writing instruction and practice. This course addresses development of paragraphs and full-length papers, reports and proposals. Focus areas include organization and style, grammar and vocabulary, and using source material effectively. Assignments are customized to students' disciplines with extensive instructor feedback to improve fluency, clarity, and accuracy in writing.
  • NCIE 1070 - Sports and Nutrition
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Develop your English fluency in a fun and interactive way. Learn about healthy eating and fitness. Play volleyball, soccer, Frisbee, or basketball indoors or outdoors. Go hiking and biking. Explore Boulder actively! Learn new vocabulary related to fitness and health.
  • NCIE 2150 - Intermediate 1 Reading
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
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  • NCIE 2175 - General Test Preparation 2
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020
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  • NCIE 2250 - Intermediate 1 Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
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  • NCIE 2325 - Conversation Skills & Vocabulary Development 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
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  • NCIE 2450 - Intermediate 1 Listening/Speaking
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
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  • NCIE 2560 - Fan Fiction
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2021
    In this course, students read original works of popular fiction and watch television shows or movies about these stories. Students participate in lively discussions and write creative descriptive narrative texts about the fictional characters in these stories to further their understanding. Through reading stories and watching shows about characters in these stories, students improve their reading and listening comprehension.
  • NCIE 2650 - Intermediate 2 Reading
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
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  • NCIE 2750 - Intermediate 2 Writing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021
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  • NCIE 2950 - Intermediate 2 Listening/Speaking
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • NCIE 3020 - Vocabulary & Idioms
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    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 3021 - Academic Vocabulary
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    This course is designed for those preparing for university, graduate school, and standardized exams, such as the iBT TOEFL and IELTS. You will learn new academic vocabulary related to business, economics, psychology, the US education system, science, history, and more. Practice exercises are challenging and interactive, and provide you with strategies for enhancing your English reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
  • NCIE 3079 - Fluency Development
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Through role plays, field trips, and targeted language tasks, students practice practical language and build oral fluency.
  • NCIE 3081 - Presentation Skills
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    This course teaches students the techniques and strategies that help them create and give effective presentations. Focus is on body language, eye contact, pacing, framing language, and responding to questions.
  • NCIE 3082 - Grammar
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    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 3083 - Medical English 1
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    Participants in this course for medical professionals will learn and practice vocabulary, expressions,'and phrases related to medicine; interact with other health care practitioners; and role-play scenarios utilizing target language.
  • NCIE 3086 - University Preparation: Level 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
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  • NCIE 3090 - Academic Support
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    This course is designed for students who need additional English language support and assistance to successfully complete university level coursework. Students receive instructional support in reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and writing strategies. The course also offers lessons in time management, organizational skills, note-taking, test-taking, as well as strategies that promote self-directed learning.
  • NCIE 3150 - Intermediate 3 Reading
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
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  • NCIE 3250 - Intermediate 3 Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021
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  • NCIE 3450 - Intermediate 3 Listening/Speaking
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2021
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  • NCIE 4150 - Advanced 1 Reading
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • NCIE 4250 - Advanced 1 Writing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • NCIE 4450 - Advanced 1 Listening/Speaking
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
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  • NCIE 4650 - Advanced 2 Reading
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021
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  • NCIE 4750 - Advanced 2 Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Summer 2021
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  • NCIE 4950 - Adv. 2 Listen/Speak
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
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  • NCIE 5600 - Legal Writing and Rhetoric
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2020 / Summer 2021
    Develops legal writing skills and terminology as a means of communicating effectively in different legal contexts such as memorandums, emails, and legal discussions. Course emphasizes guided practice in organizing legal discussions and synthesizing cases to formulate rules of law. Extensive instructor feedback is provided on assignments to improve fluency, clarity, and accuracy in writing.
  • NCIE 5601 - Legal Oral Communication Skills
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Builds listening and speaking skills through group work and seminar-style speaking activities. Specific attention is given to developing critical thinking skills in conjunction with vocabulary understanding. Focused practice includes becoming familiar with the Socratic method of interpreting and answering open-ended questions related to case studies, presenting oral summaries, and developing note-taking and outlining skills.
  • NCIE 5602 - Understanding Legal Texts
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    This course explores a variety of law texts by reading, interpreting, and summarizing their key components. Focus areas include annotating effectively, skimming and scanning for important information, understanding vocabulary and terminology commonly found in case studies, and learning to efficiently and effectively read a large volume of legal texts.
  • NCIE 5609 - Legal English Support Workshop
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
    Develop and gain additional skills for legal English communication. Individualized support, guided practice and extensive instructor feedback is provided to improve fluency, clarity, and accuracy in writing and speaking. Additional aid is given in comprehending legal texts, including vocabulary and terminology commonly found in lengthy and complex legal case studies.

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