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Intercultural Communication Center Videos
Mastering a second language requires repeated practice over time. The materials below can provide hours of practice to supplement ICC classwork and allow students to work at their own pace with a variety of materials.

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  ICC Produced

> An Introduction to Citations: A guide for nonnative English speakers at CMU
This video is designed to help nonnative English speaking students understand what citations are and when to use them in academic work at Carnegie Mellon. It covers essential information about how to cite and guides students to campus resources for using citations effectively.

> Understanding Plagiarism: an Introduction for Nonnative English Speakers at CMU
This video is designed to help nonnative English speaking students understand plagiarism at Carnegie Mellon. It helps students understand how plagiarism is defined in the U.S. and gives them an overview of CMU resources to help them avoid plagiarism.

> The Importance of Using Citations
This video highlights why citations are important to include in U.S. academic work. By explaining 6 reasons citations add value to academic work, this video is intended to help students develop a deeper understanding of the citing conventions for U.S. academic writing.

> Participating in the US Classroom
This video addresses the common factors (e.g., cultural differences, interaction style and assumptions about learning) that often hinder international students' ability to interact sufficiently in the Carnegie Mellon classroom.

> Introduction to the ITA Test
This video gives students a clear understanding of the ITA test (procedures and scoring) so that they can prepare appropriately for the test and be more comfortable when taking the test.

> A View from Three ITAs
This video offers a unique window into the experience of three highly successful ITAs as they discuss the challenges they faced in adapting to the multicultural CMU classroom.

  ICC Library

> See additional pronunciation video available exclusively to the CMU community

Our video library includes materials in the area of pronunciation, US classroom culture, academic presentation skills, and job interviewing in the US. Stop by the ICC office to browse our collection and to check-out material.


We recommend that students 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.