There is always the possibility that teachers will encounter challenging situations in the classroom. International instructors may have the additional challenges of clear communication, and cultural expectations. This workshop presents strategies for preventing and dealing with these potential problems, and for promoting an effective learning environment.
Dealing with Challenging Situations as an International TA
Other helpful links:
Kaneb Center Resources for International Instructors
Tutorials in Managing Conflict (video suggestions)
Managing Controversial Discussions 1
Managing Controversial Discussions 2
This workshop focuses on how to use scholarly sources in an ethical and appropriate manner. Topics include understanding and avoiding plagiarism, paraphrasing others’ arguments correctly, and proper citation techniques.
Paraphrasing, Using Sources Effectively, & Avoiding Plagiarism
For practice identifying plagiarism, try a plagiarism quiz: http://nd.edu/~dayo/plagiarism/item1.html
For help using citation styles, see: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/
If you want to improve your pronunciation, there is a lot more to think about than just isolated vowel and consonant sounds! This workshop addresses what other aspects of pronunciation are important for fostering clear communication, and identifies strategies for practicing these skills.
Pronunciation Strategies and Techniques Workshop
Crafting the perfect CV for a variety of academic job can be a challenge. This workshop, directed at international students, introduces the basics of writing CVs:
- What information should be included?
- How should you organize it?
- How can you present yourself in the best possible light?
- How is a CV different from a resume?
For some help answering these questions, see: CVs