International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Workshops & Seminars

ITA Workshops & Seminars

IAE provides workshops and seminars for multilingual graduate students who are TAs or prospective TAs. The purpose of these workshops and seminars is to give students flexible opportunities to learn and practice their language and teaching skills in a supportive setting. Any prospective or current UC Davis TAs are welcome to attend. Participation is free.

Note: Associate Instructors and multilingual domestic students are also welcome!

Fall 2017 Seminars

Each seminar meets for more than one session. You must be able to attend every session to participate in a seminar.

Making Presentations (3 sessions)

Dates:

Wednesdays: October 4th, 11th, and 18th

Time:

2:10 - 4:00 p.m.

Location:

1353 The Grove (Surge III)

In this seminar, students will build the skills to deliver effective presentations. Topics covered include organization, visual aids, audience, audience questions, and more. Participants will also practice making presentations in front of an audience and have the opportunity to do a recorded presentation. Student will receive feedback and coaching from other participants and the instructor.

Mastering American English Pronunciation (5 sessions)

Dates:

Wednesdays: November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th

Time:

2:10 - 4:00 p.m.

Location:

1353 The Grove (Surge III)

In this seminar, students will learn about the rules and conventions of American English pronunciation. The first two weeks will focus on individual consonant and vowels sounds in English and help participants to distinguish between those sounds when listening and be able to produce them when speaking. Later weeks build on to this foundation and address syllable stress, sentence stress, and intonation.

Fall 2017 Workshops

Focus on Grammar

Nouns & Articles

Thursday, October 19th from 2:10-4:00 p.m.
1352 The Grove (Surge III)

 

Verb Tense Overview

Monday, October 23rd from 2:10-4:00 p.m.
1352 The Grove (Surge III)

Passive Voice

Thursday, November 2nd from 2:10-4:00 p.m.
1352 The Grove (Surge III)

Clauses

Thursday, November 16th from 2:10-4:00 p.m.
1352 The Grove (Surge III)

Focus on Pronunciation

Sentence Peaks & Valleys

Monday, November 6th from 2:10-4:00 p.m.
1352 The Grove (Surge III)

Linking Sounds

Tuesday, November 14th from 2:10-4:00 p.m.
1352 The Grove (Surge III)

Focus on TA Communication Skills

Foundations for TA-Student Communication

Friday, September 29th from 2:10-5:00 p.m.

1352 The Grove (Surge III)

**strongly recommended for new TAs**

Handling Student Questions

Friday, October 6th from 2:10-4:00 p.m.

1352 The Grove (Surge III)

Leading a Discussion

Monday, October 9th from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
1352 The Grove (Surge III)

More than Words: Meaning & Context

Friday, October 20th from 2:10-4:00 p.m.

1352 The Grove (Surge III)

Diversity & Inclusion in the Classroom

Friday, November 3rd from 2:10-4:00 p.m.

1352 The Grove (Surge III)

Giving Student Feedback

Friday, November 17th from 2:10-4:00 p.m.

1352 The Grove (Surge III)

Using a Whiteboard Effectively

Friday, October 27th from 2:10-4:00 p.m.

1360 The Grove (Surge III)

Classroom Vocabulary

Monday, November 27 from 12:00-2:00 p.m.

1352 The Grove (Surge III)