IT1600 Communication Skills for International Officers

A first-quarter course that provides the opportunity to enhance English speaking and listening skills for professional and academic environments through exercises, group discussions, and instructional briefings on a variety of subjects. The course addresses pronunciation, fluency, idiomatic usage, cultural conventions, and language functions by incorporating texts, videos, and realia to improve collaborative interaction. Building reading and writing skills is part of the course but not the main focus. Enrollment for students who are required to take the TOEFL for admission to NPS is determined by individual interviews conducted during Orientation Week.

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  • As Required