Oral/Aural Academic English for Graduate Students
The PAE oral/aural program is designed to help international Ph.D. students (for whom English is not their first language), funded Masters' students and MBAs raise their English proficiency to a level that enables them to be able to teach, function in the business world and present in English. For those graduate students who do not show adequate proficiency in speaking as measured by the iBT TOEFL, IELTS, or TSE, three levels of OAE course work are offered at the graduate level: OAE 590 Intermediate Oral/Aural Skills, OAE 592 High Intermediate Oral/Aural Skills, and OAE 594 Advanced Oral/Aural Skills. Students are required to take the course that corresponds to their test scores and then advance through the course sequence. (Undergraduates may elect a cross listed OAE 190 or OAE 194).