Enhanced English Fluency

Enhanced English Fluency

In today’s globalized society, fluency in English is increasingly essential in the workplace, especially in managerial and executive positions. Improve your English fluency to achieve career and educational goals and develop the skills necessary to succeed. The Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Enhanced English Fluency is designed to improve your professional communication in English so that you become a more efficient, effective, and productive communicator. The program provides specialized instruction in professional speaking, writing, speaking and writing across professional communication contexts, and speech writing.

The Graduate Certificate in Enhanced English Fluency (GC-EEF) is an 18-credit program that provides specialized instruction in professional speaking (voice, diction, pronunciation), writing (style, grammar), speaking and writing across communication contexts (e.g., business, health, law, politics, science), and speech writing. The program is designed to advance critical thinking and vocabulary skills through courses focused on the rhetorical analyses of public texts (e.g., debates, laws, speeches, judicial decisions), and deepen students' knowledge of rhetoric and political culture nationally and internationally.

The GC-EEF is offered through the Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Humanities. The program can be completed in as little as nine months while minimally disrupting personal and professional life. Instruction is provided by UMD faculty and experts in the field.

The GC-EEF is offered in two delivery formats: seminar-style, face-to-face learning or flexible online learning. The program uses the semester academic calendar: 16-week fall and spring semester and 6- or 12-week summer. The curriculum and plan of study for each delivery format is identical. Students admitted into one delivery format (face-to-face or online) may not register for courses in the other format. Courses in the face-to-face delivery format meet at the College Park campus. For information on UMD’s online learning environment, see the Online Learning page. 

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