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EAP Workshop: Women in Academia: The Joys and Challenges of Graduate School

Author: Lisa Oglesbee

As in most other socioeconomic spheres, women in academia tend to face greater challenges than their male counterparts. This workshop, led by Belen Vicens, is designed to introduce international graduate students to the state of academia from the point of view of gender. Tenure rates, wage gaps, sexual harassment, and the so-called “Baby Penalty” will be discussed with an eye towards striking the right the balance between desired outcomes and realistic expectations. …

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EAP Workshop: English Pronunciation Strategies and Techniques

Author: Lisa Oglesbee

To improve your pronunciation, there is a lot more to think about than just isolated vowel and consonant sounds! This workshop, led by Ricky Klee, addressed what other aspects of pronunciation are important for fostering clear communication, and identifies strategies for practicing these skills.

View the presentation slides for this workshop here

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EAP Workshop: US Classroom Culture

Author: Lisa Oglesbee

This workshop, led by Ricky Klee, discussed how the American university classroom is influenced by cultural values that may be new to the international student. There are a number of techniques that teachers or teaching assistants can use to prepare for teaching in the US academy, and to create a classroom environment conducive to learning.…

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