ITA Workshops & Seminars

ITA Workshops & Seminars

ITA Seminars: Winter 2020 Schedule

  • Mastering American English Pronunciation
    • Fridays: Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 14, and Feb. 21
    • 9:30-10:20 a.m.
    • Room 1360 The Grove
  • Mastering Your Presentation Skills 
    • Fridays: Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 14, and Feb. 21
    • 3:30-4:20 p.m.
    • Room 1360 The Grove
  • Vocabulary Building
    • Thursdays: Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, and Feb. 20
    • 10:30-11:20 a.m.
    • Room 1360 The Grove
  • Building Communication Skills for TAs
    • ​​​​​​​Fridays: Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 14, and Feb. 21
    • 2:30-3:20 p.m.
    • Room 1360 The Grove

ITA Seminars: Spring 2020 Schedule

The schedule for ITA seminars is based on the availability of students who want to participate each quarter. Students can submit a request form at the beginning of the quarter to indicate their interest and availability, and then the schedule will be created based on that information. 

seminar schedule timeline

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. Emphasis is placed on stress and intonation in words and phrases.  

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 future professionals.

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.