ITA Workshops & Seminars

ITA Workshops & Seminars

ITA Seminars: Fall 2019 Schedule

  • Building Communication Skills for TAs: 
    • Wednesdays 4:10-5:00 
    • October 23rd to November 20th
    • 1360 The Grove
  • Mastering American English Pronunciation: 
    • Tuesdays 3:10-4:00
    • October 22nd to November 26th
    • 1360 The Grove
  • Vocabulary Building: 
    • Fridays 10:00-10:50 
    • October 18th to November 22nd (except November 8th)
    • 1353 The Grove 1352 The Grove starting October 25th
  • Mastering Your Presentation Skills: Due to a schedule change, we will not be offering the Presentation Skills ITA Seminar this quarter. Instead, students who want to work on their presentation skills should register for a Presentation Skills Consultation with a TA Consultant Fellow. Read more details and request a consultation here.

Building Communication Skills for TAs

In this seminar, students will learn about and practice communication topics relevant to TAs: question handling, TA-student interactions, office hours, discussions, and more. Emphasis will be placed on the language used to effectively handle these situations and promote student understanding. This seminar is strongly recommended for new TAs.

Mastering American English Pronunciation

In this seminar, participants will learn about and practice applying the rules and conventions of American English pronunciation. Topics include individual consonant and vowel sounds, syllable stress, thought groups, reductions, intonation, and more. 

Mastering Your Presentation Skills

In this seminar, students will work on organization, audience awareness, presentation delivery, and more to help them deliver effective presentations as TAs and beyond. Participants will apply what they've learned and present at an event at the end of the seminar.

Vocabulary Building

In this seminar, participants will learn about and put into practice strategies for vocabulary development. Time will be spent reviewing and learning words through interactive games and activities. All participants must commit to keeping and reviewing a vocabulary log during the quarter.