ESL Self-Study Activities
Here are some MICASE-based self-study materials. In each lesson, there are interactive exercises that will give you feedback based on your own input.
Title: Clarifying and Confirming
Authors: Sheryl Leicher & Yung-Hui Chien
Date: September, 2007
Summary: This lesson will help you learn how to ask questions or ask for more information if you don’t understand something. It will also give you ideas for how to respond when you finally do understand. Answer the questions in each activity, and see if you got the answers right!
Start the Lesson: Clarifying and Confirming
Title: Spoken Academic English Formulas
Authors: Rita Simpson, Sheryl Leicher, & Yung-Hui Chien Date: January, 2007
Summary: This lesson helps you learn common phrases that people say in academic conversations, like ‘more or less’ and ‘as a matter of fact’. The meaning of these phrases cannot be easily found in a dictionary. Use this interactive activity to answer questions about these phrases, and find out instantly if you are correct! (Please note that the newest version of RealPlayer is required for audio files.)
Start the Lesson: Spoken Academic English Formulas
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