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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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Academic Literacies Workshops FOR ALL

The International Center for Academic and Professional English offers workshops on communication skills, cultural awareness and intercultural communication for students, faculty and staff.  Workshops are free for members for Lehigh University Students, Faculty, and Staff.  For Bethlehem community members there is a $25 registration fee per workshop. See graduate and professional workshops below

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Intercultural Communication
Monday, January 29th, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (EST) - Via Zoom

Facilitators: Teresa Cusumano & Jessica Harbaum

* Intercultural communication not only involves skills in communicating with people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. It also involves tolerance of ambiguity and an openness to negotiate when the “conversational rules’’ are not always explicit. This workshop addresses these hidden rules. Attendees will practice effective strategies for preempting and managing miscommunication with others.
Managing Your Speech while Giving Presentations
Thursday, February 8th, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EST) - Via Zoom

Facilitator: Mark Ouellette 

* You don’t have to lose your accent while giving an oral presentation to an audience. What is important is that you use verbal and nonverbal strategies to ensure that your audience can hear you and understand you. This workshop will present some effective communicative strategies and will allow attendees to practice.
Expanding Your Academic Vocabulary with Corpus Linguistics
Friday, February 9th, 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm (EST) - Hybrid - EWFM 520

Facilitator: Mike O'Neill

* Have you second-guessed your language choices when writing a research paper or an essay? This workshop introduces corpus linguistics as a tool to improve your language choices and vocabulary. A corpus can provide a full understanding of a word and answer questions such as “Is this word used in academic writing?” and “What words are usually associated with this word?” Bring a laptop to this workshop to participate in our activities!
Twenty Most Common Grammatical Errors
Thursday, February 29th, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (EST) - Maginnes 270

Facilitators: Maria Montufur & Teresa Cusumano

* Learn about the 20 most common errors writers make and how to avoid them. If you struggle with grammar and punctuation errors marked on your papers, you aren’t alone. The key to fixing this problem is having awareness of what causes the errors and how to correct them as you edit.
Library Resources
Monday, March 4th, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (EST) - Hybrid - EWFM 520

Facilitators: Elizabeth Miller (LTS), Mike O'Neill & Maria Montufar (ICAPE) 

* Ugh! A library research paper? College writing is a complex process, and good research and citation skills are critical. This workshop provides an overview of research strategies for finding reliable sources and time-saving citation tips and techniques.
Correcting Fragments & Run-ons in Your Writing
Friday, March 22nd, 10:00 am - 11:30 am (EST) - Via Zoom

Facilitator: Ashley Murphy

* If you struggle with sentence fragments, or run-on sentences, this workshop is for you. In this workshop, participants will learn the essential elements of full sentences in formal written English. There will be time for questions, and for individualized feedback on participants’ writing.
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Other Workshops

ITA Workshops


Pronunciation Brush Up for ITAs
Friday, January 26th, 10:30 am - 11:45 am (EST) - Hybrid - EFWM 520

Facilitator: Mike O'Neill

* The workshop will focus on some of the most common pronunciationchallenges faced by multilingual speakers, such as syllable stress, sentence stress, and intonation. Attendees will be provided with practical strategies for classroom communication and materials for ongoing practice. This workshop is designed for current or prospective international teaching assistants who want to improve their English pronunciation.
Leading a Lab
Thursday, February 2nd, 10:30 am - 11:45 am (EST) - Via Zoom

Facilitator: Jessica Harbaum 

* This workshop will focus on the language skills international teaching assistants (ITAs) need to give instructions, explain a procedure, and give warnings and advice, particularly when teaching a lab.

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