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Please encourage new students who speak English as a second language to register for the Writing Center’s fall mini-courses. These courses are free, non-credit courses designed to give incoming ESL graduate students the level of language support necessary for written and oral scholarly communication.
· * Academic Writing for Graduate Students: This 8-week course will provide an overview of academic writing at the graduate level, then focus on critical tasks in graduate writing: summarizing and critiquing scholarly sources, writing a literature review, and using sources appropriately to avoid plagiarism. Emphasis will be placed on disciplinary vocabulary development and advanced grammar.
* · Classroom Communication for Graduate Students: This 8-week course will enhance graduate students’ oral communication skills, providing strategies to help them participate more effectively and confidently in their courses and in other academic interactions.
· * Research Presentation Skills: This 5-week course will help non-native English speaking scholars prepare a presentation of their research for a conference, a class, or other presentation occasion. The course will focus on the language of effective presentations, with tips for engaging the audience, for keeping their attention, for managing questions and discussion periods, and general pronunciation feedback.
Priority registration is reserved for new incoming graduate students. Continuing students are encouraged to register and will be enrolled in the courses as space is available. Course dates and registration information can be found here: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/esl/instruction/esl-mini-courses/
If you are an international student, check out the following resources:
International Students Guide (Very important!)
Please forward this message to your incoming international students and contact Dr. Gigi Taylor, email@example.com, with any questions.