EAP Workshops

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NOTE: The remaining EAP Workshops offered this semester have been moved to Zoom due to social-distancing restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A Zoom link for each workshop is included in the schedule below. 



EAP Workshops provide opportunities for international students, faculty, post-docs, visiting scholars, and staff to improve their English language proficiency and cultural knowledge in a way that 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 Erik Ellis

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 2020 EAP Workshop Schedule  

Date

Topic

Place/Time

Description

Tuesday,
January 21

Giving an Effective Academic Presentation

CSLC,
Bond Hall 334
12:30-1:45pm

This workshop focuses on public speaking and presentation skills that make for more confident and effective performance whether in class or at conferences. We will discuss how conferences work, what to expect from your audience (and what they expect from you), and how to make engaging use of audiovisual aids.
Presented by EAP Post-doc Erik Ellis

Wednesday, 
January 29

Summarizing Techniques

CSLC,
Bond Hall 334
3:30-4:45pm

The focus of this workshop is to impart knowledge on summarizing a text for academic writing. Scholars who attend the workshop will learn about the essential steps to follow for summarizing and strategies to avoid plagiarism while borrowing from other’s texts.
Presented by NDUB Visiting Scholar Rezwan Shihab

Monday, 
February 10

International Academic English

CSLC,
Bond Hall 334
3:30-4:45pm

International Academic English is rapidly becoming a standard distinct from the literary and colloquial varieties of American and British English. In this workshop, we will look at how to craft written work and presentations into professional products that address the global academic community. 
Presented by EAP Post-doc Erik Ellis

Monday,
February 24

Academic Editing Tips

MMC Academic Innovation 1, Corbett Family Hall 
3:30-4:45pm

Often after finishing the first draft of an academic piece of writing, one gets confused on what to work on while revising. This workshop will show how a draft flows to the final piece of writing and all the turns it takes.
Presented by NDUB Visiting Scholar Rezwan Shihab

Tuesday, 
March 3

Catholicism 101

CSLC,
Bond Hall 334
12:30-1:45pm

What is a basilica? Why is there a grotto? Is football Christ’s favorite sport? In this workshop, we will examine the history, culture, beliefs, and structure of the Catholic Church to provide new members of the Notre Dame community with the information they need to make sense of the university’s religious character.
Presented by EAP Post-doc Erik Ellis

Tuesday,
March 31

Email Etiquette 

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Online, via Zoom
2:15-3:30pm

Despite American informality, writing academic emails to your colleagues, professors, and students is challenging and can lead to misunderstandings. This workshop focuses on how to write and interpret emails in the context of university life.
Presented by EAP Post-doc Erik Ellis
Monday, 
April 20

A Little Grammar Goes a Long Way I

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Online, via Zoom
3:30-4:45pm
This workshop will review basic and intermediate topics in English grammar with a particular focus on those places where formal written English differs from conversational English.
Presented by EAP Post-doc Erik Ellis
Monday,
April 27

A Little Grammar Goes a Long Way II

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Online, via Zoom
3:30-4:45pm
Building on last week’s workshop, today we will look at clauses, conditionals, indirect statements, and those topics that pose particular problems for those whose native language is not English.
Presented by EAP Post-doc Erik Ellis