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
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
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
www.jhu.edu/ltc/esl. For more information, call the ESL
Office at 410-516-5431 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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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