|Language Support Orientation|
|All ICC classes, whether the focus is on speaking, writing or culture, are designed to help nonnative English speakers improve their command of academic fluency and their understanding of US academic culture.|
Informational sessions for graduate students who are nonnative English speakers or speakers of other varieties of English
The session offers guidance and discussion of common language and cross-cultural issues experienced by international students
at CMU. Students who attend this session learn how to anticipate language challenges and to determine if language support is
right for them. Note that the session is required before students can register for ICC classes.
If possible, students should bring TOEFL scores, including sub-scores (an official copy is not required, but is useful).
Students who plan to work as TAs are strongly advised to attend an orientation at the start of their first semester on campus
so that they can understand how best to prepare for the ITA test.
PhD students (group sessions; must be there at the start of the session)
During summer, call the ICC to find out when an orientation might be available (412) 268-4979.
Master students (group sessions; must be there at the start of the session)