4-Week Program

  • Saturday Arrival & Departure: July 2, 2016 & July 30, 2016
  • Instructional Dates: July 5 – July 29, 2016
  • 20 days (100 hours) instruction
  • $3,350 USD
  • Includes Application Fee, I-20 Issued via Overnight Express Carrier, Tuition (100 hours instruction), Books, Activity Fee, Health Insurance, and Off Campus Housing (3- or 4-bedroom furnished apartment with 2 bathrooms, shared kitchen, living room, in-unit laundry, wi-fi, and flat-screen TV). Meals not included.
  • Minimum of 10 participants
  • March 1, 2016 application deadline

 

The University Lecturers program is designed for individuals who teach a variety of disciplines in English at universities outside of the United States where English is not the native language. Systematic focus on methods for teaching grammar, pronunciation, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

Listening comprehension and discussion skills

Live and recorded lectures, timely topics selected to stimulate discussion and increase fluency. Particular attention will be paid to the features of English that are most difficult for learners in the lecturers’ classrooms. The focus will be on accent reduction and metalinguistic competence (clear explanations of the features of the language). Refine lecturers’ oral competence to enable them to model and teach pronunciation and intonation more effectively.

Vocabulary development

Provide a basic classification of lexical items. Teaching prefixes, suffixes, roots; word relations; collocations; register, style, and variety. General academic and discipline specific vocabulary.

Presentation skills

Practice presentation skills and receive in-depth feedback. Learn what an American audience expects from speakers at professional conferences. Improve self-confidence of lecturers giving classroom lectures.

Approaches to technology in the classroom

Examine alignment of student learning objectives, assessments, and course content to determine logical sequencing structure for online course delivery (units, modules, or weekly content groupings). Identify technology solutions that enhance student learning, promote active student engagement, and aid in student mastery of content and learning objectives. Discuss strategies for student verification, pace of course content distribution and delivery, as well as the importance of building community in the online classroom.

Classroom management to engage students

Strategies to maintain interest and encourage interaction, techniques to motivate and provide correction and feedback, while reducing the need for “teacher talk” and maximizing students’ output.

Evaluation

Student evaluation, peer and self-evaluation including developing evaluation instruments and assessments.

US higher education system and academic culture

Discuss similarities and differences between higher education in the U.S. and in the lecturers’ universities. What are best practices to share?