Intercultural Communication Center
Warner Hall 308, (412) 268-4979, http://www.cmu.edu/icc, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peggy Allen Heidish, Director
The Intercultural Communication Center (ICC) is a support service offering both credit and non-credit classes, workshops, and individual appointments designed to equip nonnative English speakers (international students as well as students who attended high school in the U.S.) with the skills needed to succeed in academic programs at Carnegie Mellon. In addition to developing academic literacy skills such as speaking, reading and writing, students can learn more about the culture and customs of the U.S. classroom. The ICC also helps teaching assistants who are non-native English speakers develop fluency and cultural understanding to teach successfully at Carnegie Mellon:
- Classes, workshops and seminars, such as Avoiding Plagiarism, Presentation Basics, Language and Culture for Teaching, and Principles of Academic Writing
- Writing Clinic: designed to help students with their academic writing assignments
- The International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Test: a mandatory screening test for any non-native speaker of English (graduate or undergraduate) who plans to work as a teaching assistant.