Grammar, Vocabulary, and Citation Workshops
We offer workshops during the semester to address important issues related to writing for international students, as well as grammar, citation, and other topics. Please note that workshops are open to international and IELP students only unless otherwise specified. All workshops will be held in room 201D in the Writing Center. Students interested in participating in the workshops listed below should complete the Workshop Registration form.
If you’re a faculty or staff member and you’d like to schedule a workshop for English language learners in a particular group or class, please complete the In-Class Workshop Request form. If you have questions about in-class workshops, please contact Elisabeth Ursell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FALL WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS
Please note that all dates and times are subject to change. For the most up to date schedule, please click on the registration form above.
IELTS Workshop: Speaking and Listening Practice
Tuesday, October 14th, 4-5PM
Increase your listening comprehension through videos and review fast but effective note-taking skills. Practice common cue card and interview questions and get feedback on your responses.
IELTS Workshop: Writing Practice
Thursday, October 16th, 4-5PM
Increase your writing skills by practicing short answer questions, picture prompts, and opinion essays. We will also learn how to understand different types of writing prompts and look at some writing samples.
Slang and Idioms
Wednesday, October 22nd, 1-2PM
Many of the phrases that English speakers use every day don’t follow typical grammar rules. Come learn more about the most popular phrases we use in casual conversation, ranging from “whatchu doin?” to “I’m heading out.” Don’t miss out on this great discussion!
TOEFL Workshop: Speaking and Listening Practice
Tuesday, October 28th, 4-5PM
Increase your listening comprehension through videos and review fast but effective note-taking skills. Practice timed speaking questions and learn strategies for how to craft a short but effective response.
TOEFL Workshop: Writing
Thursday, October 30th, 4-5PM
Increase your writing skills by practicing integrated and independent writing tasks. We will also learn how to understand different types of writing prompts and look at some writing samples.
Prepositions and Phrasal Verbs: Part I
Monday, November 3rd, 12-1:30PM
Figure out some of the most confusing phrasal verbs in English. What’s the difference between count on, count off, and count down? Learn some of the most frequently used phrasal verbs, and some tips for studying them.
Prepositions and Phrasal Verbs: Part II
Wednesday, November 5th, 12-1:30PM
In the continuation of this two-part workshop, we will discuss the following: When do we use prepositions? How do prepositions differ from phrasal verbs? How can I use prepositional phrases in academic writing?
Resume and Cover Letter Writing Language
Wednesday, November 12th, 2-4PM
This workshop will focus specifically on how to use professional-sounding language in a resume, as well as pointers for how to construct a cover letter.
Timed Writing Exams
Wednesday, December 3rd, 1-2PM
This hour-long workshop will provide strategies for how to excel at timed writing assignments, especially in the context of a final exam. Learn about time management, pre-writing strategies, and study tips.