Johns Hopkins Gazette | November 27, 2006
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 27, 2006 | Vol. 36 No. 12



New ESL Courses

Two courses — Effective Presentations and Advanced Academic and Professional Writing — have been added to the spring English as a Second Language schedule. Effective Presentations is the third in the sequence of Intermediate and Advanced Listening/Speaking courses already offered.

In this new, high-advanced course, students will perfect their language skills to lead and manage discussions, argue effectively and make formal presentations in demanding professional and university environments. Readings and video encourage thoughtful analysis and expand the students' cultural awareness. Formal presentations are videotaped for review. Language lab practice is available. The prerequisite is 492.072 or an appropriate score on the placement exam given on the first night of class.

Students in Advanced Academic and Professional Writing will read and analyze the content, structure and style of a wide range of professional and academic writing in order to prepare their own articles, reports, critiques and proposals. Through peer review and revision, students produce a portfolio of carefully written professional and academic papers. Optional language lab practice is available. The prerequisite is 492.077 or an appropriate score on the placement exam given on the first night of class.

Registration is Dec. 1 through Jan. 18. Tuition is $795 per course; JHU employees and their spouses are eligible for tuition remission through their Benefits Office. To download a registration/application form, go to For more information, call the ESL Office at 410-516-5431 or e-mail


Parkinson's Caregiver Group

The Parkinson's Caregiver Support Group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the first Thurs- day of every month at the Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station Pavilion II. The next meetings are scheduled for Dec. 7 and Jan. 4.

Led by a trained facilitator, meetings offer educational seminars followed by discussions. Seminar topics include research updates, treatment options, coping skills, alternative therapies, diet and exercise information and more.

For more information, contact Becky Dunlop at 410-955-8795.


Community Outreach

The Outreach Committee of BFSA is accepting donations of new toys and clothing items for families that it has adopted for the holidays. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 8.

If you would like to donate or would like more information (regarding children's sizes), call Lori Hackett at 410-955-3880 or Debbie Roberts at 410-955-2992.


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