In addition to providing specific language techniques and cultural information, ICC classes provide an opportunity for language practice and feedback (crucial to the development of a second language). As such, our workshops and seminars function much like "studio classes" or "labs", so many students have found it useful to attend sessions multiple times.
WorkshopsWorkshops meet twice a week, one and a half hours per session, in two to six week modules.
Language & Culture for Teaching
(note: can be taken either for pass-fail credit, 99-452, or as an ICC non-credit workshop
Become aware of key aspects of teaching fluency, better understand the US classroom, and have frequent opportunities to practice these skills. Students will also have the chance to teach a mini-lesson and then meet with the instructor for feedback and coaching.
Advanced Fluency Challenges
Advanced Grammar Monitoring
Public Speaking Practicum
Speaking & Listening
SeminarsSeminars are one-time sessions that meet for 90 minutes.
Becoming a Better Language Learner
Communicating Data Effectively
Crafting a Professional Identity: Biostatements
Drama Techniques for Academic Presentations
introduces theater techniques used to engage the audience and highlight key ideas. Three-part series:
Email for Academic Purposes
Foundations of Fluency for ITAs
(required for students scoring Restricted I or II on the ITA test before they can work as teaching assistants) A 3-hour seminar that helps ITAs recognize some of the fundamental language skills and cultural knowledge needed to be successful as TAs.Students will register for this session during ITA test feedback.
ITA Test Overview: What you need to know before taking the ITA test
Job Interviewing for International Applicants: a glimpse into language and cultural issues
Paraphrasing Properly & Avoiding Plagiarism
Participating in the US Classroom
Preparing for Oral Qualifiers and Defenses
Principles of Academic Writing
Pronunciation for Effective Presentations
Requesting & Refusing
Revising for Clarity
"Talking the Talk"
series focuses on the language and cultural strategies NNES need to expand their ability to talk about themselves and their work as professionals in the US. Four part series:
- Elevator Talk Learn techniques to summarize and simplify complex material.
- PhD Talk PhD students doing independent research adapt concepts and jargon for a lay audience to give a concise and accurate overview of your dissertation projects.
- Professional Talk Learn how to better tell your "professional story": e.g., professional strengths, motivations, future aspirations, personal and professional influences.
- Small Talk Understand the underlying significance of social conversation and how to use it in academic and professional situations