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Interpreting Subtext in Conversational English

Author: Christopher Scheirer

Have you ever left a conversation worried that you've misinterpreted a person's meaning or intention?  Then this workshop was definitely for you!  In this workshop, we learned how to identify, interpret, and practice some of the verbal signals and cues that native English speakers use to indirectly communicate intention and meaning. Examples included when "yes" or "maybe" actually means "no thank you."…

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Harvest Apple Picking

Author: Christopher Scheirer

The EAP Program is going apple picking! 

On October 27 at 11:00am, we will meet at the main circle and carpool to Kercher's Sunrise Orchards to pick apples and pumpkins and enjoy the fun activities and food they have there. Then, we'll go to EAP Post-doc Chris Scheirer's house to carve pumpkins in preparation for Halloween.…

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US Classroom Culture

Author: Christopher Scheirer

In this workshop, we discussed the cultural norms, behavior, and expectations of the American university classroom.  We then explored techniques that students and teachers can utilize for participating in and leading classroom discussions, interacting with other students, and working in groups.  We modeled effective question asking strategies and how to encourage student engagement and interactive learning.…

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