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Morley, Matthew James Instructor

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ESLG 1130 - Pronunciation for International Graduate Students
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    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.
  • NCIE 1070 - Sports and Nutrition
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    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 1950 - Basic 2 Listening/Speaking
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
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  • NCIE 2010 - TOEFL Test Preparation
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018
    Designed for international high school students intending to take the TOEFL iBT exam. This course provides students with strategies and practice. Practice includes fluency building tasks for the writing, reading, listening, and speaking sections of the test. Students have the opportunity to take actual TOEFL exams and increase academic vocabulary.
  • NCIE 2020 - Grammar-Foundations
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    In this interactive course, you will gain a strong foundation in English language grammar. Through structured exercises and fun activities, you will improve your accuracy and fluency in writing and speaking.
  • NCIE 2071 - Pronunciation
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    In this higher-level pronunciation course, you will polish your English speaking skills by doing short presentations, oral readings, and impromptu speech activities. In addition to practicing rhythm, stress, and intonation, you will focus on articulation and vocal projection.
  • NCIE 2175 - General Test Preparation 2
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
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  • NCIE 2450 - Intermediate 1 Listening/Speaking
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • NCIE 2750 - Intermediate 2 Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
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  • NCIE 2950 - Intermediate 2 Listening/Speaking
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • NCIE 3020 - Vocabulary & Idioms
    Primary Instructor - Summer 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 3077 - Military and Leadership Communication
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2019
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  • NCIE 3079 - Fluency Development
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Through role plays, field trips, and targeted language tasks, students practice practical language and build oral fluency.
  • NCIE 3080 - Pronunciation
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    In this course, students will develop their oral comprehensibility. The course will address individual phonemes, suprasegmentals and sentence stress, focusing on areas of difficulty for native Spanish speakers.
  • 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 3150 - Intermediate 3 Reading
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2021
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  • NCIE 3250 - Intermediate 3 Writing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
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  • NCIE 3450 - Intermediate 3 Listening/Speaking
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
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  • NCIE 3501 - Advanced Grammar for Au Pairs
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    In this course for intermediate to advanced level au pairs, students learn more complex grammar forms to help them communicate clearly and effectively in English. Engaging activities, projects, and presentations help students practice new structures and work toward greater fluency and native-like usage. Course offers 36 instructional hours.
  • NCIE 4150 - Advanced 1 Reading
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020
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  • NCIE 4175 - Pronunciation 2
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
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  • NCIE 4250 - Advanced 1 Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
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  • NCIE 4450 - Advanced 1 Listening/Speaking
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
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  • NCIE 4650 - Advanced 2 Reading
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020
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  • NCIE 4750 - Advanced 2 Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • NCIE 4950 - Adv. 2 Listen/Speak
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
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  • NCIE 5601 - Legal Oral Communication Skills
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020
    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 5605 - Legal Pronunciation 1
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Designed to help international lawyers and law students improve their pronunciation through listening and speaking activities to practice English word and sentence stress. Students learn and apply pronunciation techniques to increase intelligibility for professional communication. Emphasis is placed on using authentic, relevant, and practical activities related to legal English. Students receive frequent, individualized feedback from the instructor.
  • NCIE 5606 - Legal Pronunciation 2
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Designed to help international lawyers and law students improve their pronunciation through listening and speaking activities to practice stress, rhythm, and intonation of English. Students learn and apply pronunciation techniques to increase intelligibility for professional communication. Emphasis is placed on using authentic, relevant, and practical activities related to legal English. Students receive frequent, individualized feedback from the instructor.
  • NCIE 5607 - Public Speaking Skills for International Lawyers
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Provides international lawyers and law students with tools to improve public speaking skills for professional and academic interactions. Students connect with and adapt to their audience by practicing techniques to effectively structure and deliver impromptu speeches, persuasive presentations, and legal narratives. Emphasis is placed on using authentic and practical activities related to legal English. Students receive on-going individualized feedback from the instructor.

Background

International Activities

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