ICAPE offers workshops each semester and during the summer to help students improve their English language skills and achieve their academic goals. These workshops address the specific academic and social challenges of multilingual speakers and writers.
Spring 2019 Academic Literacies Workshops
* All participants must register in advance.
* Workshops are free to attend for Lehigh students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars; therefore, it is important to register using Lehigh email address.
* Non-Lehigh members of the local community must pay in advance here: The cost is $50 per each workshop. Those who enroll in and pay for three workshops in one payment can take a fourth at no charge.
* For a special group of 8 or more from a local company or organization: If your group would like to arrange one or more specially tailored workshops off campus, please email email@example.com to discuss special arrangements and cost.
REFUNDS: Please be aware that 72-hour cancellation notice is required for refunds. Full refunds will be sent via postal mail or available for pick up upon written request (email is acceptable) within three business days of a given workshop date.
INCLEMENT WEATHER: In accordance with Lehigh University policies and event scheduling, workshops are subject to cancellation or rescheduling due to inclement or other unforseen circumstances. Please check your email for any updates.
Friday, February 1, 2019: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Joining the Conversation: American Conversation and Expectations for Multilingual Speakers (Part 1 of 2)
During this first part of this communication series, participants will learn how to become active participants in discussions and will gain a better understanding of American communication expectations and styles.
Saturday, February 16th: 10 am to 12 pm
Advancing the Conversation: Networking & Communicating in English (Part 2)
This interactive workshop will provide participants with valuable tools for networking and demonstrate how to gain communicative competence in English as well as confidence in speaking in a professional or an academic setting.
Friday, February 22, 2019: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Do You Hear What I Hear? Developing Active Listening Skills for Multilingual Speakers
Listening skills are key to understanding and communicating in academic, workplace, and social settings; therefore, is absolutely critical for language learners of all skill levels to recognize that listening is a complex task. This workshop will explore the differences between active vs. passive listening, examine barriers to effective listening, and provide strategies and exercises to help improve listening skills.
Thursday, March 7th: 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Not Lost in Translation: A Guide to Intercultural Communications
This workshop provides an in depth look at the importance of intercultural communicative competence and offers strategies for effective exchanges with people from different cultures.
Saturday, March 23rd: 10 am - 12:30 pm
Writing Skills for Multilingual Speakers
Learn the 20 most common grammatical errors in English and how to avoid them. Apply these rules to your own writing, then learn about how to find your own personal style.
Part 1: The 20 Most Common Grammatical Errors in English (10:00 - 11:00)
Part 2: Editing & Proofreading (11:10 - 11:40)
Part 3: Writing with Style (11:50 - 12:30)
Thursday, April 11th: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Negotiating with Confidence & Consideration for Multilingual Speakers
This interactive workshop addresses strategies for tactful communication and negotiation, including self-advocacy and being assertive without being aggressive. We will discuss appropriate vocabulary choices and hedging strategies as well as engage in discussion about why this skill is so challenging.