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ICAPE offers two types of workshops. We offer workshops for educators to help them improve their teaching skills. And, we offer workshops for multilingual students to help them improve their English language skills and achieve their academic goals.


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ACT 48 Workshop for Teacher Development: Supporting Multilingual Students in Online Classes

Register for all three workshops and receive a 10% discount!

Non-Lehigh Registration

Lehigh Registration

Transitioning to remote learning in a disrupted environment is a challenge for any faculty member.  Online education is of a different nature than teaching in the classroom and from teaching courses that were designed for online delivery. This becomes increasingly challenging when teachers need to support students in multicultural online classrooms. Lehigh University's International Center for Academic and Professional English's three part ACT 48 workshop series supports education professionals working with multilingual students in multicultural classrooms and will provide strategies to help educators create more engaging, equitable, and interactive online experiences for students. Attendees will receive one Act 48 credit per session and three Act 48 credits for all three.

Part I: Strategies for Effective Intercultural Communication in Online Classrooms 

TBD- via Zoom ($25.00) 

Part II:  Designing Equitable and Engaging Online Assignments for Multilingual Students 

TBD-via Zoom ($25.00) 

Part III:  Level the Playing Field: Equitable Assessment in Multilingual Online Classes 

TBD-via Zoom ($25.00) 

Virtual Academic Literacies Workshops - SPRING 2021

The International Center for Academic and Professional English offers online workshops on communication skills, cultural awareness and intercultural communication for students, faculty and staff.  Workshops are free for members of the Lehigh University community and $25 for all others.

Sign up now for the 2021 Spring Workshops

Lehigh Lingo (via Zoom Online) - (Facilitator: Teresa Cusumano)

- February 11th, 2021 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm (EST)

This workshop focuses on English outside the classroom, especially as it relates to U.S. culture. Participants will discuss language in daily life and share their experience. What does someone mean when they say, “Catch the Packer Express or the LANTA”? How do you respond when asked, “What’s up?” Join us in exploring common English phrases and idioms and the language of Lehigh.                                                                                    

Self-Advocacy: The Value of speaking up in Academic and Career Settings (via Zoom Online) - (Facilitators: Mary Newbegin and Elena Reiss from ICAPE and Katharine Marianacci and Ali Erk from the Center for Career and Professional Development)

- February 24th, 2021  9:15 am - 10:15 am (EST)

*Communication skills are critical for success in college and in the workplace. It is important to understand and effectively communicate your needs to others. This workshop will build your self-advocacy skills. We will discuss strategies to clearly articulate your thoughts and needs and ask for and receive help from others.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Connected Classrooms (via Zoom Online) - (Facilitators: Mary Newbegin and Teresa Cusumano)

- March 3rd, 2021  7:30 am - 8:30 am (EST)

*Learn valuable strategies for making connections with classmates and instructors on Zoom. This workshop will highlight platforms available to you as a student, develop new contacts, and expand your Lehigh network in 2021.                                                                              

Pesky Punctuation (via Zoom Online) - (Facilitator: Mark Ouellette) 

- March 19th, 2021  7:30 am - 8:30 am (EST)

*Punctuation can be pesky, but learning to use it effectively can make all the difference in trying to make a point. Join us for this useful seminar to increase the power of your writing.                                                                   

Incorporating Sources (via Zoom Online) - (Facilitator: Ashley Murphy)   

- April 2nd, 2021  8:00 am - 9:00 am (EST)

*What does it mean to incorporate source material in an academic paper? Moving beyond the “quote sandwich,” participants will learn strategies to add to the academic conversation.                                                                 

Source Logic: Writing Credible Essays  (via Zoom Online) - (Facilitators: Mary Newbegin and Elena Reiss)  

- April 9th, 2021   8:00 am - 9:00 am (EST)

*Finding good, credible sources in academic writing can be very challenging. This workshop will offer strategies for finding a variety of sources needed to write a well-rounded paper by acknowledging that both primary and secondary sources are necessary.                                                                              

Intercultural Communication (via Zoom Online) - (Facilitators: Elena Reiss and Kayla Landers)

- April 22nd, 2021   9:30 am - 10:30 am (EST)

*Cross-cultural communication can be especially challenging in a virtual environment. This workshop will help participants to better understand cultural differences in communication styles.

Using Library Databases Effectively (via Zoom Online) - (Facilitators: Mary Newbegin, Kayla Landers, and Carrie Baldwin-SoRelle, Scholarly Communications/Social Sciences Librarian)

- April 23nd, 2021   8:00 am - 9:00 am (EST)

*Just in time for writing your final papers, this workshop offers strategies to make searching for the perfect reference even easier.      

Avoiding Plagiarism: Reading, Writing, and Paraphrasing Strategies (via Zoom Online) - (Facilitators:  Mary Newbegin, Kayla Landers, and Caroline Neal)

February 19th, 2021  7:00 am - 8:00 am (EST)                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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Other Workshops

TOPSS Workshops

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Earn a Global Badge this SPRING!

Attend at least 7 ICAPE Academic Literacies workshops over the Spring semester and earn a Global Learner Badge/ electronic signature!

Register in advance to receive Zoom links

  • Participate at least 3 times during each workshop (chat, polls, discussion, etc.)

  • Complete each post-assessment survey

  • Add the badge to your email signature!