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Intercultural Communication Center Self-paced Instruction
Mastering a second language requires repeated practice over time. Self-paced work can provide hours of practice to supplement ICC classwork.
ICC Materials
Online Materials

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15213-3890
Office: (412) 268-4979

  Self-paced Work

During self-paced work, students can work at their own pace with a variety of materials. Self-paced work is intended both to supplement ICC classes and to provide the many hours of individual practice that are needed for improvement in a second language.


  ICC Materials

Our library includes materials in the area of pronunciation, US classroom culture, academic presentation skill, developing technical and teaching language, and job interviewing in the US.

For a select number of videos, students have the option of getting one hour of ICC class credit if they complete a Self-paced Log Form (available in the ICC office). Note that only 5 hours of self-paced work can count towards the 15 hours required for Restricted I and II ITAs.

  Online Materials

The web provides an infinite number of self-paced materials to help nonnative English speakers develop academic fluency. We recommend that student look for online videos in their academic fields. In addition, the ICC can provide a list of recommended websites that can help students improve their command of academic English and US classroom culture.