EAP Workshops

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EAP Workshops provide opportunities for international students to improve their English language proficiency and cultural knowledge in a way that directly supports their academic goals. Each 75-minute workshop is designed to be hands-on with opportunities for demonstration, discussion, and practice.

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If you have any questions concerning the EAP Workshop Program, please contact the CSLC at (574) 631-5881 or email EAP post doc Brandon Cook at bcook4@nd.edu. 

Have you missed a recent EAP workshop? You can find all of the resources presented at each session on the CSLC News and Events EAP Page

Fall 2017 EAP Workshop Schedule 

Date

Topic

Place/Time

Description

Monday,

August 28

U.S. Classroom Culture

302 DeBartolo

5:15pm

 

In this workshop, we will discuss the cultural values that influence U.S. classrooms and how they are manifest in classroom behavior and expectations. We then explore how international students and instructors can effectively guide classroom discussions and connect with students, as well as how they can participate in academic discussions themselves.

 

Wednesday,

September 8

Academic English

302 DeBartolo

5:15pm

Based on Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein’s “They Say/I Say”: The Moves that Matter in Academia (2006), this workshop will present several techniques non-native speakers can use to maximize their success when speaking and writing in English. It will focus particularly on strategies to use in academic writing, including how to use secondary sources and how to situate one’s own work within broader academic discourse.

 

Monday,

September 18

Grants and Fellowships

302 DeBartolo

5:15pm

This workshop will explore the nuts and bolts of searching for grants and fellowships through search engines like Pivot, as well as finding successful examples of applicants from ND to specific grants, like the Fulbright, NASA, DAAD, and many more.  It also deals with the nuts and bolts of composing application documents like CVs and research abstracts, and asking faculty for letters of recommendation.

 

Monday,

October 2

How to Avoid Plagiarism

302 DeBartolo

5:15pm

This workshop focused on ways to present academic sources in an ethical and transparent manner.  Topics included a definition of plagiarism, a description of the harm it causes, and three strategies to use sources appropriately.  The workshop concluded with a discussion of citation forms and how to learn more about them. 

 

Wednesday,

October 25

English Pronunciation: Strategies and Techniques

302 DeBartolo

5:15pm

To improve your pronunciation, there is a lot more to think about than just isolated vowel and consonant sounds! This workshop, led by Brandon Cook, will address the other aspects of pronunciation that are important for fostering clear communication, and it will identify strategies for practicing these skills.

 

Wednesday,

November 2

Non-verbal Communication

310 DeBartolo

3:45pm

Presenter: Habiba Akter, 2017-2018 NDUB Visiting Fellow funded by the Ortenzio Family

 

Communication is not all about words. A fair amount of nonverbal cues play a vital role in conveying a message effectively. Nonverbal Communication (NVC) is a way of communicating through sending and receiving wordless signals. The meaning of a gesture may vary in different cultural contexts. Hence, a non-native speaker of a language may find it difficult to get accustomed to the patterns and layers of NVC of the target language. In this age of cross-cultural interaction, there must be standard ways of coding and decoding nonverbal cues. This workshop focuses on those in the international context. 

 

Monday,

November 6

Academic Emails

302 DeBartolo

5:15pm

In this workshop, participants will discuss the cultural and structural-compositional issues at play in professional email communication. We will practice writing emails to different audiences.

 

Wednesday,

November 15

“They Ask ‘How Are You?’ But Then Walk Away”: How to Socialize with Americans

302 DeBartolo

5:15pm

Each nation and culture has a unique set of norms, expectations, and natural rhythms when it comes to socializing and making connections with other people. The United States is no different. In this workshop participants will recognize and address some of the particularities of interpersonal relations and patterns of socialization that international students often find most challenging about American culture. Participants will come away with a better understanding of how to relate to their American colleagues and Americans in general.

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