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EAP Courses

Spring 2019 Courses

Course

Schedule

Instructor

EAP5835: Academic Spoken English for ITAs

M, W 3:35 - 4:50

Mendoza

EAP5835: Academic Spoken English for ITAs

T, R  3:35 - 4:50

Grill

EAP5838: English Pronunciation for ITAs

T, R 5:15 - 6:30

Grill

EAP5845: Academic Writing for International Graduate Students

W 2:00 - 4:30

Grill

EAP5845: Academic Writing for International Graduate Students

R 2:00 - 4:30

Mendoza

 

Course Descriptions

EAP1850 - Academic English Skills for International Students (2 credit hours)

This course is designed to help international undergraduate students improve their academic English and communication skills for success in their courses at FSU. Students will improve their overall English skills, become familiar with academic and cultural expectations, and learn about resources available to them at FSU. 

 

EAP5835 - Academic Spoken English for ITAs

EAP5835 is recommended for international teaching assistants with a speak score of 45 or above. This is the main training course for ITAs who need to develop skills for classroom instruction.

This course is designed to help ITAs develop language and classroom management skills necessary for instruction in a classroom setting. Cross-cultural aspects of the teaching and learning process and accommodating different learning styles are also covered. To apply what they have learned in class, students plan and teach a series of videotaped 'mini-lessons' during the semester. They then receive detailed, personalized feedback on their language and teaching skills from the instructor during individual conferences.

Note: Students who enroll in this course and earn a grade of 90 or better are certified in Spoken English.

 

EAP5838 - Pronunciation for ITAs

EAP5838 is open to international teaching assistants who wish to improve their pronunciation, regardless of their SPEAK score.

This course is designed to help students improve pronunciation and speaking skills so they can become more competent and confident speakers of English. The course also helps students develop an awareness of specific pronunciation features that are the most difficult for them. The course includes a weekly lab session where students do individualized practice and record speech samples for teacher feedback. Students are given a semester-long license to NativeAccent, a web-based pronunciation software.

 

EAP5845 - Academic Writing for International Graduate Students

The academic writing class for international graduate students is designed to help students develop the skills they need to become successful writers in their academic careers. The course will cover strategies to organize and develop ideas, navigate word and grammar choices particular to academic written English, avoid plagiarism and properly use citation and reference styles.

 

EAP5855 - Academic Communication Skills for International Grad Students (3 credit hours)

This course is designed to help international graduate students improve their written and oral communication skills for success in their graduate program at FSU and in their professional careers. Students will enhance their overall English skills, analyze differences in academic and cultural expectations, and learn to utilize the resources available to them at FSU.

 

EAP5860 - Advanced English Practice for International Educators

This course is especially beneficial for international graduate students who are nearing the end of their programs. We cover a number of academic genres needed for professional academic work, such as email communication, writing CVs, creating professional biographies, and writing teaching philosophies (or personal statements). The final product in the class is a professional website that can be used for job searches. Additionally, we work on refining academic English skills in terms of summarizing and critiquing academic articles. Drafting and proofreading are also addressed. There will be multiple opportunities for individualized feedback in class.

 

NOTE: Not every class is offered each semester. For more information about the above classes or help in selecting an appropriate class, please contact Dr. Maria Beatriz Mendoza at mmendoza@admin.fsu.edu. The above classes are listed through the School of Teacher Education.

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Caíque, Brazil

PhD student in Biological Science

"Attending the Spoken English for Teaching Assistants course made me more confident to speak in public and also helped my English improve. I also learned how to teach different kinds of classes and how to manage different situations in the classroom. Now I am feeling ready to be a teaching assistant!"

Yuhan, China

Master's student in Information Studies

“This semester I had a chance to take the English Pronunciation course (EAP5838). This course really helped me to improve my speaking and presentation skills. What’s more, it indeed teaches the right way to improve my English. I so appreciate all the staff and Dr. Grill. Thanks a lot!”

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