EAP Workshops

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EAP Workshops provide opportunities for international students, faculty, and post-docs 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.

Questions concerning the EAP Workshop Schedule?
Please contact the CSLC at (574) 631-5881 or email EAP post-doc Brandon Cook

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

Spring 2019 EAP Workshop Schedule  

Date

Topic

Place/Time

Description

Monday,
January 21

“Let’s Eat Grandma!"-- Save Lives with Good Punctuation

 

 

301 DeBartolo 
5:15-6:30pm

Commas, periods, hyphens, colons, and semicolons are only some of the punctuation marks most common to the written forms of the world’s languages. However, since the usage of each tends to vary from country to country, improper use can obscure intelligent thought and lead to miscommunication. Through in-class exercises, workshop participants will review the contexts and uses of the most common English punctuation marks as they appear in U.S. professional and non-professional writing.

Wednesday, 
February 13

Work-Life Balance & Time Management 

 

 

301 DeBartolo
5:15-6:30pm

Preparing a conference paper, organizing a conference, and writing a dissertation all take time. But how do you “find the time” to do it all and still maintain a sane and healthy lifestyle? This workshop will discuss ways to make time for family, friends, community, vacation, and for any other demands while maintaining a productive and successful academic career. We will introduce participants to a specific set of tools, techniques, and approaches to maximizing the very precious commodity of time to the benefit of our overall health and happiness.

Tuesday,
February 26

Writing Cover Letters

 

329 DeBartolo
3:30-4:45pm

A neat and well-written cover letter or resume may make the difference between getting a job interview or having your CV or resume ignored. This workshop will walk you through the ins and outs of writing a quality cover letter that will make the best impression on employers.

Thursday,
March 7

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

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320 DeBartolo
3:30-4:45pm

Each nation and culture has a unique set of norms, expectations, and natural rhythms when it comes to making connections with other people. The United States is no different. This workshop will identify and address some of the particularities of interpersonal relations and patterns of socialization that may be the 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.

Monday,
March 25

Listening and Note-Taking: Skills and Techniques

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301 DeBartolo 
5:15-6:30pm

 

Understanding rapid speech or remembering the content of a complex presentation can be challenging. This may be doubly true for those studying the United States whose first language is not English. This workshop will help participants improve their aural comprehension by discussing the principles of good listening and providing strategies for taking better notes.

Tuesday,
April 9

Nonverbal Communication

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329 DeBartolo 
3:30-4:45pm

Not all communication is verbal; gestures, facial expressions, and body position – although silent – can say a lot about an individual’s (and your own!) thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and intentions. In this workshop, we will discuss some principles of nonverbal communication and culturally specific expressions of body language techniques relevant to effective interpersonal communication and networking in the United States.