EAP Workshops

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

Please register at https://gradconnect.nd.edu/portal/prof-dev-events. If you have any questions concerning the EAP Workshop Program, please contact the CSLC at (574) 631-5881 or email EAP post doc Ryne Close at rclos@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 Page

Spring 2017 EAP Workshop Schedule 

DATE

TOPIC

PLACE/TIME

DESCRIPTION

Wednesday, January 25

Winter in South Bend

302 DeBartolo

5:15pm

The South Bend winter is long, cold, and snowy. It can present several challenges to those who are not accustomed to such conditions. These include transportation difficulty, less opportunity for outdoor recreation, limited daylight hours, childcare complications, and discomfort with being outside in extreme low temperatures. This workshop will address these issues and propose ways to survive winter.

Wednesday, February 8

Academic Job Interviews

302 DeBartolo

5:15pm

The academic job search is a difficult process. It is pitiless and impersonal, governed more by conventional standards than by any specific concerns of the job or the applicants. While this can make the process intimidating, it also means that most academic job interviews—no matter the university or the discipline—are more or less the same. This workshop will take advantage of this predictability, allowing you to understand the interviewing process as well as providing you with strategies to thrive during your interviews.

Wednesday, February 15

Work-Life Balance

302 DeBartolo

5:15pm

A career in academics is a uniquely challenging one, because there are no set hours when one is “on-the-clock” and when one is not. When are we not working? An academic career can take up all of your time, if you allow it to. This is obviously a poor choice. This workshop will discuss ways in which you can make time for your family, for your social life, for your community, for vacation, and for any other demands that you need to fit into your schedule while maintaining a productive and successful academic career. Work-life balance is crucial to your health and happiness and it will actually make you a more productive member of the academy, too.

Wednesday, March 1

Academic Writing

302 DeBartolo

5:15pm

This is a time for international students to gather and socialize. Details will come soon.

Wednesday, March 8

EAP Social Night

University Village Community Center

5:15pm

Join the members of the EAP team for an evening of food and social events. This event is potluck-style, so bring a dish to share. Bring your friends and family, too! RSVP here

Wednesday, March 22

Revising, Editing, and Online Writing Tools

302 DeBartolo

5:15pm

For most of us, the most challenging step in producing a publication-worthy piece of writing comes in the revision process. What are the best practices for improving an already-written article or chapter? How should you make best use of the commentary and feedback you receive from peers and faculty? This workshop will answer these questions while also discussing various online writing tools that can aid in the process.

Wednesday, April 12

Conferences and Networking

302 DeBartolo

5:15pm

Conferences are often fun, motivating events that will push your research forward and allow you to interact with other researchers in your field. But just as often, conferences cause anxiety, because we are all told of the importance of using them to “network” but find the process of doing that intimidating or mystifying. This workshop will decode the conference as an event, discuss what networking means, and provide you with strategies to successfully utilize conferences as networking opportunities.