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
Fluency for Presentations
(formerly called Presentation Basics)
Practice academic language, and develop presenting skills in audience awareness, organization and pronunciation. Students practice in small group mini-talks and a final videotaped presentation, then meet individually with the instructor for coaching. (4 weeks, 12 hours total)
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
Developing Non-verbal Communication
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.