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Grammar Review: Prepositions of Time (at/in/on)

August 05, 2020

Choosing the correct preposition can be tricky in English since there are three different prepositions commonly used in expressions of time: at, in, and on. 

Fortunately, using the wrong preposition of time probably won't lead to misunderstandings, so if you say "at Tuesday" instead of "on Tuesday," people will still understand you. But, students commonly ask us for help with these prepositions, so here is a quick overview!

You can practice using the sentences below!

 

Updates due to COVID-19

March 14, 2020

In response to the campus directives related to COVID-19 precautions, IAE will make some adjustments to its programs. This page will be updated as the situation develops.

Updates to Grad Programs in Spring 2020

March 09, 2020

We’re updating the format for IAE’s English language support for multilingual graduate students in Spring 2020. The primary goals are to:

Spring 2019 Instruction Options for ITAs

March 22, 2019

Some current and prospective ITAs may be required to complete English instruction to hold TA positions or to retake the TOEP. The options for qualifying instruction this Spring are:

Updates to Language & Culture Coaching in Winter 2019

December 19, 2018
Note: In Spring 2019, the EDU 198 Language & Culture Coaching Course will only be offered in the one-unit version. Students may also sign up for ITA seminars separately from coaching or in addition to coaching.  Updates to Language & Culture Coaching in Winter 2019

For the past two years, IAE has offered oral skills training to current and prospective international TAs (ITAs) through workshops, seminars, and one-on-one coaching.

American Culture: Real Life vs. TV

December 03, 2018

By: Claire Kang

Despite UC Davis' huge campus and large student population, it can be difficult to make friends across cultures. That is where the Pal Program can help. The program has helped international students connect to the diversity of America by introducing them to new friends. Jane Kim is an international student from South Korea, and she is a huge fan of the Pal program. She has joined the program every quarter for two years, and she wants to share her meaningful experiences with the program.

Reflections from a Graduating Pal

May 23, 2018
I nervously scratched my head as I looked around the Coho at the Memorial Union. I didn’t realize until now that I had no idea what my pal looked like. Should I text her what color I’m wearing? I wondered.