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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 Lehigh University students, faculty, and staff. For Bethlehem community members, there is a $25 registration fee per workshop. See graduate and professional workshops below.  To request a workshop, please complete this form.

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Pronunciation Group for Multilingual Students & Scholars
June 21st, 28th, July 5th, and July 12th  12:15 - 1:30 pm (EST) - Chandler- Ullmann 116 

Facilitator: Mike O'Neill 

* Weekly pronunciation lessons for students of the intermediate-high or advanced levels interested in enhancing their English language skills for academic, professional, and interpersonal purposes.  Open to students, faculty, staff, and Lehigh spouses.
Fixing Punctuation Errors:  Comma Splices, Fused Sentences, and Fragments
July 9th  3:00 pm  - 4:00 pm (EST) - Via Zoom 

Facilitator: Mark Ouellette  

* This interactive workshop will show you how to notice and resolve common errors academic writers of all levels can make. Enhance your writing skills, so that you write with accuracy, sophistication, and confidence.
Getting Creative with AI in Your Writing
July 10th  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST) - Via Zoom 

Facilitators: Jessica Harbaum & Teresa Cusumano  

* Improve writing skills by exploring AI tools that inspire creativity. This workshop will explore how to leverage AI responsibly in order to generate ideas and organize thoughts in a unique way. By utilizing AI, writers can enhance their writing style and refine grammar skills, while also encouraging innovative thinking.
Lost in Translation: Decoding Colloquial English
July 16th  3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (EST) - Via Zoom 

Facilitators: Jessica Harbaum & Teresa Cusumano  

* Do you feel left out of conversations? Do idiomatic expressions leave you baffled? Mastering colloquial language, idioms, and informal English helps speakers forge stronger connections with peers and faculty members and boosts campus engagement. Join us to learn common English expressions and Lehigh lingo so that you can participate more confidently in casual conversations, group discussions, and campus activities -- facilitating a deeper sense of belonging within the Lehigh community.   
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Other Workshops

International Teaching Assistant (ITA) and Topss Workshops


Introduction to the TOPSS and OPI Tests for Teaching Assistants
June 24th  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (EST) - Hybrid / Maginnes 110

Facilitator: Ashley Murphy

* This workshop will provide a broad overview of the TOPSS test for teaching assistants and Lehigh’s Oral Proficiency Interview.  Time allowing, attendees can practice and receive feedback.This is a hybrid workshop, so you may attend either in-person or virtually.
Communication Strategies for ITAs:  Self, Others, and the World (SOWL)
July 1st  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (EST) - Maginnes 101 & Via Zoom

Facilitator: Mike O'Neill 

* Listening is a two-way street. Both international teaching assistants and students need to make an effort to communicate clearly. ITAs should realize how pronunciation of key terms, use of nonverbal communication skills, and approaches for handling student questions all contribute towards clear communication. At the same time, undergraduate students should monitor their own speech so that they speak clearly and appropriately. Participants of this workshop will gain practical strategies they can use for clear communication, whether it be in the classroom, during office hours, or in meetings. This is a hybrid workshop, so you may attend either in-person or virtually.    
Pronunciation Brush-Up for ITA
July 19th  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (EST) - Maginnes 101 & Via Zoom

Facilitator: Mike O'Neill 

* The workshop will focus on some of the most common pronunciation challenges 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. This is a hybrid workshop, so you may attend either in-person or virtually.

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