ITA Workshops & Seminars

ITA Workshops & Seminars

ITA Workshops & Seminars

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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.

Duration: 6 weeks

Every Wednesday from 4/24 to 5/29 from 9:00-9:50 am in 1352 The Grove.

Mastering American English Pronunciation

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

Duration: 6 weeks

Option 1: Every Monday from 4/15 to 5/20 from 9:00-9:50 am in 1353 The Grove (except for 4/22, which will be held in 1352 The Grove)

Option 2: Every Friday from 4/19 to 5/24 from 2:00-2:50 pm in 1352 The Grove

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.

Duration: 5 weeks

Every Wednesday from 4/24 to 5/22 from 11:00-11:50 am in 1310 (small) The Grove.

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.

Duration: 5 weeks

Every Friday from 4/26 to 5/24 from 12:30-1:20 pm in 1352 The Grove.