Cluster Tutoring

Grammar Cluster

This two-hour per week cluster provides support and additional practice of the grammar objectives of the students’ courses. Four to six students work as a group under direction of a tutor with specialization in grammar instruction. The tutor and the students together identify specific grammar objectives to be practiced. Students become more familiar with English grammar and gain a deeper understanding of their individual problem areas.

 

Pronunciation Cluster

This two-hour per week cluster provides support and additional practice of the pronunciation objectives of the students’ courses. Four to six students work as a group under direction of a tutor with specialization in pronunciation instruction. The tutor and the students together identify specific pronunciation topics and goals for the session. General topics in this course usually include specific sounds of English as well as speaking features such as stress and rhythm, intonation, and reductions. Students become more familiar with English pronunciation and gain a deeper understanding of their individual problem areas.

 

Vocabulary Cluster

This two-hour per week cluster provides support and additional practice of the vocabulary objectives of the students’ courses. Four to six students work as a group under direction of a tutor with specialization in vocabulary instruction. The tutor and the students together identify specific vocabulary topics and goals for the session. Students improve their understanding of vocabulary and common idioms.

 

The Kitchen Class

Since 2008, the Kitchen Class has provided students and business professionals with valuable personal skills to help them navigate social environments in America with confidence.

Nancy Turner, a licensed instructor and creator of the Kitchen Class, teaches more than 300 University of Delaware ELI students annually, using practical demonstrations and workshops that are easy to understand.

In the Kitchen Class, students learn about:

  • Basic table etiquette
  • Domestic customs
  • Social correspondence
  • American hospitality
  • Holiday traditions

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