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ELL Portfolio

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Tell a story in English. Create a digital portfolio documenting your language learning process and experiences outside the classroom on virtual and in-person class trips to museums, galleries, and other creative spaces throughout New York City. Improve the English of your design portfolio for college admission, or career advancement.

Oral Communication

Enhance your skills at using and understanding spoken English particularly as it relates to art, design, and architecture. Discuss both art/design and academic topics in English; learn how to make a presentation for work, or school; comprehend a variety of lectures and professional talks; and analyze and discuss talks in peer-reviews. The course emphasizes grammar accuracy. 

Written Communication

Develop research skills and expand your ability to describe, analyze, and critique your own and others’ work while immersed in varied and comprehensive research and critique settings related to art and design. Understand how studio-based communication differs from academic discourse. Learn basic research methods to better perform at an undergraduate or graduate college level. Focus on grammar accuracy as well as the ability to self-edit and revise. Research methodology and APA citation as well as bibliography will be covered.

This certificate can be taken on its own, or to satisfy Pratt’s TOEFL requirements for English Language Learners (ELL). 

This program features small, interactive classes, real-time instruction (either in-person, or on Zoom), free access to software for remote use, and free access to designated campus labs. Students will earn a certificate upon successful completion of all required courses.

Approximate cost of the certificate is $4000.

Certificate Requirements

  • ELL Portfolio Certificate Course

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