IRLP

International Researchers Language Program


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Update (July, 2020): Due to the COVID-19 situation, Summer and Fall 2020 IRLP courses will be entirely online. Our instructors are well-trained and able to offer engaging and effective online classes. A benefit for scholars completing the courses in this format will be learning how to navigate online interaction through Zoom, a common context these days that is an important skill to acquire for those who work in academia. 

 

REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2020 IRLP IS OPEN!

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

  • Academic Culture and Presentations 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. 

You are eligible to take these courses if you are in one of the categories below at any college or university:

  • Enrolled International doctoral students (new in 2020!)
  • Visiting scholars 
  • Post-doctoral researchers 
  • International faculty or staff conducting research

                                                                           Click Here to Register for Fall 2020 IRLP!


 

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.

Course Duration: October 19 - December 7*, 2020 (8 weeks)

Live classes (on Zoom): Every Monday, 9am-11am EST (New York time)

*Final project due 12/15

Cost: $450

Expected Workload: 5-8 hours/week

 


 

Academic Culture and Presentations for International Researchers

This course will guide you in the process of:

  • Interacting appropriately with researchers, faculty, and students across formal and informal academic settings;
  • Improving your pronunciation for clear and fluent communication in academic settings;
  • Preparing and delivering effective academic presentations with clarity and fluency;
  • Navigating post-presentation Q&A sessions and networking at academic conferences;
  • Examining the values of North American academic culture, including values of collaboration, individuality, and critical inquiry.

Course Duration: October 28* - December 16, 2020 (8 weeks)

*Coursework begins 10/21, first online meeting is 10/28

Live classes (on Zoom): Every Wednesday, 9am-11am EST (New York time)

Cost: $450

Expected Workload: 5-8 hours/week

Click Here to Register for Fall 2020 IRLP!

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