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Teachers College, Columbia University

International Researchers Language Program

Spring 2020 IRLP Schedule

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Academic Research Writing                                                   Academic Culture & Presentations 

Wednesdays, 11am-1pm                                                       Thursdays, 11am-1pm

January 22 - March 11*, 2020                                               March 26* - May 14, 2020

*In-person classes end 3/11,  final project due 3/17            *Online coursework begins 3/19, first in-person class 3/26


 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.

Spring 2020 Information

Course Duration: January 22 - March 11*, 2020 (8-week hybrid)

*Last in-person class will be March 11, and final project is due March 17.

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

Cost: $450

Expected Workload: 5-8 hours/week

Registration deadline for Academic Research Writing Course: Wednesday, January 15 

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Academic Culture and Presentations 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.

Spring 2020 Information

Course Duration: March 26* - May 14, 2020 (8-week hybrid)

*Online coursework begins March 19 and in-person meetings begin March 26.

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

Cost: $450

Expected Workload: 5-8 hours/week

 Registration deadline for Academic Culture & Presentations Course: Tuesday, March 17. 

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