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ITA Workshops

Workshops for International Graduate Students

(Offered in Fall and Spring)


Insider English: Stress Patterns and How to Use Them
Monday, January 22, 2018 – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
310 Hecht House
Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Grill, International TA Program
Description: What's the difference between the stress pattern in photograph and photographer? How can you clear up the difference between numbers like thirteen and thirty? In this presentation, we will learn about some common stress pattern rules that will help you with your spoken English.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dd0Lc5zX4NSoBJH


Insider English: Focus Words and How to Use Them 
Monday, February 5, 2017 – 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
310 Hecht House
Presenter:  Dr. Jennifer Grill, International TA Program
Description:  English speakers create their particular "sound" by highlighting certain words and phrases. These words are called focus words and in this presentation we will learn how to recognize focus words and how to use them in various ways.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_82gk0tXpcLse9eJ


Avoiding Plagiarism 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 – 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
310 Hecht House
Presenter:  Dr. Maria B. Mendoza, International TA Program
Description: International students often struggle when including information from various sources in an essay or research paper.  In this workshop, participants learn the difference between quoting, phrasing and summarizing information for a paper. Practical suggestions for helping international students understand and avoid plagiarism will be offered.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7ZKZ7r9fLLWUSTX


SPEAK Test Information Session 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 – 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
308 Hecht House
Presenter:  Dr. Maria B. Mendoza, International TA Program
Description:  This session will include a discussion of the test format and scoring procedures.   The presenter will go over the practice test questions and discuss the different competencies taken into account when grading. The standards for teaching assistants will also be discussed. This session is open to faculty and staff.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SBeCjEDtq5XD0h


All workshops are held in the Hecht House, located at 634 West Call Street.

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