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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

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 Fall  Workshops

College Reading Survival Skills (via Zoom Online) - (Facilitators: Teresa Cusumano & Kayla Landers)

- August 27th, 2021 8:30 am  (EST)

Develop a systematic approach to reading assignments and learn to read more efficiently. This workshop will provide reading strategies that can be adapted to students’ unique learning styles and needs. Discover how to improve comprehension and save time. Plan to be a successful reader—equipped with reading survival skills.                                                                                    

Coffee and Composition: Word Choice Matters (via Zoom Online) - (Facilitators: Kayla Landers & Mary Newbegin)

- September 10th, 2021  8:30 am (EST)

*Join us for an interactive workshop to discuss strategies for recognizing common sources of word choice problems, such as using wrong word forms, style, idiomatic errors, and collocation errors. Word Choice Matters will focus on the importance of choosing the “right word” to use in academic writing and share some common search strategies and reference tools that you can use to choose the “right word.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Asking and Answering Questions in the Classroom: Language Skills and Compensatory Strategies for ITAs (via Zoom Online) - (Facilitator: Kayla Landers)

- September 24th, 2021  8:30 am (EST)

*This workshop will help international teaching assistants (ITAs) with the complex task of answering questions. Participants will learn useful language and expressions to handle and respond to questions in the classroom.                                                                             

Coffee and Composition: Building Great Essays – One Sentence at a Time (via Zoom Online) - (Facilitators: Mary Newbegin & Teresa Cusumano) 

- October 1st, 2021  8:30 am (EST)

*During this interactive workshop, students will examine the often overwhelming task of drafting great paragraphs by breaking the writing process down into manageable steps, one sentence at a time. Students will examine sample sentences, identify well-written sentences, and then practice ways to imitate various style choices in their own writing. This workshop will help establish a strong foundation as you build writing skills, improve sentence-level grammar, and prepare for larger writing tasks.                                                                   

Incorporating and Citing Sources (via On Campus - Maginnes 110) - (Facilitator: Ashley Murphy)   

- October 15th, 2021  8:30 am (EST)

*What does it mean to incorporate source material in an academic paper? What does correct in-text citation look like? How should the sources be represented at the end of a paper? Participants will learn strategies such as the source sandwich for using others’ words in their papers, tips for saving time, and useful reminders about the grammar associated with quotations. 

Leading a Lab: Clearly Articulating Instructions and Rules for ITAs  (via Zoom Online) - (Facilitator: Kayla Landers)  

- October 29th, 2021   8:30 am (EST)

*This workshop focuses 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.                                                                              

Coffee and Composition: Making Sense of it All – Unity and Coherence (via Zoom Online) - (Facilitators: Elena Reiss & Kayla Landers)

- November 5th, 2021   8:30 am  (EST)

*Join us as we examine ways to make writing more unified, clear, and concise. This interactive workshop will be useful for learning strategies for revising your work to present your most powerful ideas in a highly effective manner.

TOPSS Preparation Workshop (via Zoom Online) - (Facilitator: Kayla Landers)

- November 12th, 2021   8:30 am (EST)

*Prepare for the Presentation Skills and Making an Announcement sections of the Test of Pedagogical Speaking Skills (TOPSS). Recommended for students who have not taken the TOPSS exam before. Learn about the background of the exam and resources to help you do as well as possible.      

Coffee and Composition: Next-level Grammar: Polishing and Perfecting Your Own Work (via Zoom Online) - (Facilitators: Mary Newbegin & Teresa Cusumano)

December 3rd, 2021   8:30 am (EST)

*This workshop will review the most common errors in English and offer strategies for editing your own work. We encourage students to bring something they are currently working on.      

 **Click here for a printable copy of the ICAPE Fall 2021 Workshops**                                                      

Other Workshops

TOPSS Workshops

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