ELI 584 - Graduate Student Instructors Seminar and Practicum
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: English Language Institute (ELI)
Department: LSA English Language Institute
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor. Participants must have an IGSI appointment to register for this course.
Grading basis of 'S' or 'U'.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

IGSI Seminar and Practicum is designed to provide language support instruction to IGSI's who have shown considerable ability (4 on the screening) in using academic English, but who need additional feedback, evaluation, and suggestions for improvement in their language and communicative skills in the laboratory, classroom, or office hour assignments. Participants will be recommended by IGSI workshop coordinators and/or screening evaluators. Individual observation of teaching, with and without video, and consultations are the primary mode of instruction, with additional seminar meeting to discuss issues of common concern to all enrolled, such as getting and using mid-semester feedback from students. Emphasis is placed on whatever weaknesses both the IGSI and instructor identify, such as skills and strategies for effective presentations, negotiations, and other interactions with the students and course faculty.

Individual videoing and consultation will take place as well as seminar discussions on appropriate language and culture for the classroom, lab, and/ or office hour. Emphasis will be on improving presentation skills, i.e., effective use of body language, gestures, stress, intonation, etc., listening and responding skills in the classroom, eliciting and negotiation techniques in the office hours and lab, and general interaction skills needed in the IGSI situation.

ELI 584 - Graduate Student Instructors Seminar and Practicum
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001 (SEM)
3Graduate Standing
F 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
5Graduate Standing
F 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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