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Teachers College, Columbia University

International Researchers Language Program

 

Click here to Register for Fall 2019 IRLP!

 

Fall IRLP Schedule

Academic Research Writing                                                    Academic Culture & Communication 

Mondays, 11am-1pm                                                               Thursdays, 11am-1pm

September 16 - November 10*, 2019                                   September 16* - November 7, 2019

*In-person classes end 11/4,  final project due 11/10            *Online coursework begins 9/16, first in-person class 9/19


 The AL/TESOL Community Language Program at Teachers College offers two 8-week hybrid courses for international researchers:

  • Academic Culture and Communication for International Researchers 
  • Academic Research Writing for International Researchers 

These courses are designed to assist international scholars and researchers to advance their academic communication and research skills and facilitate their adjustments to the academic culture in the USA.  

*Visiting scholars and post-doctoral researchers with a confirmed status, as well as international faculty and staff conducting research, are eligible to attend the Program.*


Course Information

Academic Research Writing for International Researchers

This course will guide you in the process of: 

  • Recognizing and employing strategies for effectively synthesizing and critiquing prior literature in their field;
  • Identifying, analyzing, and practicing use of language features characteristic of research writing for academic audiences;
  • Identifying, analyzing, and practicing use of discipline- and genre-specific rhetorical conventions in research writing for academic audiences;
  • Recognizing and employing strategies and techniques for effective editing;
  • Applying this knowledge to their own current research writing.

Fall 2019 Information

Course Duration: September 16 - November 10*, 2019 (8-week hybrid)

*Last in-person class will be November 4, and final project is due November 10.

In-person class day: Every Monday, 11am - 1pm, 

Cost: $450

Expected Workload: 5-8 hours/week

 

Academic Culture and Communication for International Researchers

This course will guide you in the process of:

  • Examining the values of North American academic culture, including values of collaboration, individuality, and critical inquiry;
  • Exploring the norms and practices of the academic community, including norms for social engagement and academic integrity;
  • Interacting with colleagues and faculty in formal and informal academic settings;
  • Participating in and facilitating online and in-class academic discussions;
  • Preparing and delivering effective academic presentations and navigating post-presentation Q&A sessions.

Fall 2019 Information

Course Duration: September 16* - November 7, 2019 (8-week hybrid)

*Online coursework begins September 16 and in-person meetings begin September 19.

In-person class day: Every Thursday, 11am - 1pm

Cost: $450

Expected Workload: 5-8 hours/week

 

Click here to register for Fall 2019 IRLP!