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Section
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ELI 120 — Academic Writing for International Undergraduates
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Bogart,Pamela Susan Hickam

FA 2007
Credits: 2

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course helps strengthen the writing skills of international undergraduate students through critical reading and follow-up writing of text-types such as summary, critique and argument. The course focuses on

  1. organization, style and accuracy of academic writing;
  2. editing and correcting one's own writing and the writing class peers; and
  3. using, integrating and documenting academic sources in one's writing.

Activities include individual and small- group writing in addition to whole-class workshops of individual students' essays.

ELI 120 — Academic Writing for International Undergraduates
Section 002, LEC

Instructor: Choi,Sonya Ahn

FA 2007
Credits: 2

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course helps strengthen the writing skills of international undergraduate students through critical reading and follow-up writing of text-types such as summary, critique and argument. The course focuses on

  1. organization, style and accuracy of academic writing;
  2. editing and correcting one's own writing and the writing class peers; and
  3. using, integrating and documenting academic sources in one's writing.

Activities include individual and small- group writing in addition to whole-class workshops of individual students' essays.

ELI 120 — Academic Writing for International Undergraduates
Section 003, LEC

Instructor: Dyer,Judy A

FA 2007
Credits: 2

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course helps strengthen the writing skills of international undergraduate students through critical reading and follow-up writing of text-types such as summary, critique and argument. The course focuses on

  1. organization, style and accuracy of academic writing;
  2. editing and correcting one's own writing and the writing class peers; and
  3. using, integrating and documenting academic sources in one's writing.

Activities include individual and small- group writing in addition to whole-class workshops of individual students' essays.

ELI 300 — Writing and Grammar in Academic Contexts
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Altman,Roann

FA 2007
Credits: 2

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course focuses on writing with grammatical accuracy in order to produce academic papers. The course provides instruction on short texts including extended definitions, introductions and data commentary; grammatical focus is on article usage, tense choice, transition words, and relative clauses. Classroom activities include individual and small-group writing exercises. Students may also meet in small groups for self-and peer editing; individual conferences with the instructor may also be scheduled.

ELI 300 — Writing and Grammar in Academic Contexts
Section 002, LEC

Instructor: Altman,Roann

FA 2007
Credits: 2

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course focuses on writing with grammatical accuracy in order to produce academic papers. The course provides instruction on short texts including extended definitions, introductions and data commentary; grammatical focus is on article usage, tense choice, transition words, and relative clauses. Classroom activities include individual and small-group writing exercises. Students may also meet in small groups for self-and peer editing; individual conferences with the instructor may also be scheduled.

ELI 320 — Writing for Academic Purposes I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Reinhart,Susan M

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course focuses on the skills needed for writing academic papers. The course provides instruction and practice in the writing of a range of texts for academic purposes (e.g., extended definitions, introductions, descriptions of processes, and data commentaries). Students become aware of text-types and styles related to particular disciplines and develop skills and strategies to produce cohesive and coherent academic writing. In-class activities include individual and small-group writing tasks. Short papers are assigned each week and students are expected to rewrite in response to editing comments. Individual conferences with the instructor may also be scheduled.

ELI 320 — Writing for Academic Purposes I
Section 002, LEC

Instructor: Feak,Christine A Beer

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course focuses on the skills needed for writing academic papers. The course provides instruction and practice in the writing of a range of texts for academic purposes (e.g., extended definitions, introductions, descriptions of processes, and data commentaries). Students become aware of text-types and styles related to particular disciplines and develop skills and strategies to produce cohesive and coherent academic writing. In-class activities include individual and small-group writing tasks. Short papers are assigned each week and students are expected to rewrite in response to editing comments. Individual conferences with the instructor may also be scheduled.

ELI 320 — Writing for Academic Purposes I
Section 003, LEC

Instructor: Des Jardins,Deborah Hollands

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course focuses on the skills needed for writing academic papers. The course provides instruction and practice in the writing of a range of texts for academic purposes (e.g., extended definitions, introductions, descriptions of processes, and data commentaries). Students become aware of text-types and styles related to particular disciplines and develop skills and strategies to produce cohesive and coherent academic writing. In-class activities include individual and small-group writing tasks. Short papers are assigned each week and students are expected to rewrite in response to editing comments. Individual conferences with the instructor may also be scheduled.

ELI 320 — Writing for Academic Purposes I
Section 004, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course focuses on the skills needed for writing academic papers. The course provides instruction and practice in the writing of a range of texts for academic purposes (e.g., extended definitions, introductions, descriptions of processes, and data commentaries). Students become aware of text-types and styles related to particular disciplines and develop skills and strategies to produce cohesive and coherent academic writing. In-class activities include individual and small-group writing tasks. Short papers are assigned each week and students are expected to rewrite in response to editing comments. Individual conferences with the instructor may also be scheduled.

ELI 320 — Writing for Academic Purposes I
Section 005, LEC

Instructor: Salehzadeh,Julia R

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course focuses on the skills needed for writing academic papers. The course provides instruction and practice in the writing of a range of texts for academic purposes (e.g., extended definitions, introductions, descriptions of processes, and data commentaries). Students become aware of text-types and styles related to particular disciplines and develop skills and strategies to produce cohesive and coherent academic writing. In-class activities include individual and small-group writing tasks. Short papers are assigned each week and students are expected to rewrite in response to editing comments. Individual conferences with the instructor may also be scheduled.

ELI 321 — Writing for Academic Purposes II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Axelson,Elizabeth Ruth; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course focuses on the skills needed for writing research papers based on source material. Students learn to recognize and use patterns of organization common to academic writing in their field, to read critically, and to argue a point of view. They learn to use structures that promote coherence and a smooth flow of ideas, and to choose academically appropriate vocabulary. Students write summaries, critiques, and syntheses of material from written sources as well as an introduction to a research paper. Classroom activities include analyzing, critiquing, and revising academic texts.

Advisory Prerequisite: Placement based upon performance in ELI 320 or the Academic English Evaluation (AEE).

ELI 330 — Language and Communication I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Feak,Christine A Beer

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course focuses on the communication skills needed to interact with native speakers primarily in academic contexts. By leading and participating in impromptu classroom discussions and formal presentations, and conducting informal interviews with native speakers of English, students learn the language and discourse strategies needed to ask and respond to questions, to express and elicit opinions, to respond to opposing viewpoints, and to maintain interactions.

ELI 330 — Language and Communication I
Section 002, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course focuses on the communication skills needed to interact with native speakers primarily in academic contexts. By leading and participating in impromptu classroom discussions and formal presentations, and conducting informal interviews with native speakers of English, students learn the language and discourse strategies needed to ask and respond to questions, to express and elicit opinions, to respond to opposing viewpoints, and to maintain interactions.

ELI 330 — Language and Communication I
Section 003, LEC

Instructor: Feak,Christine A Beer

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course focuses on the communication skills needed to interact with native speakers primarily in academic contexts. By leading and participating in impromptu classroom discussions and formal presentations, and conducting informal interviews with native speakers of English, students learn the language and discourse strategies needed to ask and respond to questions, to express and elicit opinions, to respond to opposing viewpoints, and to maintain interactions.

ELI 330 — Language and Communication I
Section 004, LEC

Instructor: Reinhart,Susan M

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course focuses on the communication skills needed to interact with native speakers primarily in academic contexts. By leading and participating in impromptu classroom discussions and formal presentations, and conducting informal interviews with native speakers of English, students learn the language and discourse strategies needed to ask and respond to questions, to express and elicit opinions, to respond to opposing viewpoints, and to maintain interactions.

ELI 330 — Language and Communication I
Section 005, LEC

Instructor: Choi,Sonya Ahn

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course focuses on the communication skills needed to interact with native speakers primarily in academic contexts. By leading and participating in impromptu classroom discussions and formal presentations, and conducting informal interviews with native speakers of English, students learn the language and discourse strategies needed to ask and respond to questions, to express and elicit opinions, to respond to opposing viewpoints, and to maintain interactions.

ELI 332 — Lecture Comprehension
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Des Jardins,Deborah Hollands

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course focuses on improving students' lecture comprehension and note-taking skills so that they can successfully perform academic work. Students learn about U.S. academic lecture culture as well as specific strategies to apply before, during, and after lectures. Strategies include listening for headings, listening for word stress and redundancy, using background information and predicting effectively, recognizing patterns of organization, opinions and the impact of a speaker's style on lecture delivery. Emphasis is placed on the need for continual strategy development.

ELI 332 — Lecture Comprehension
Section 002, LEC

Instructor: Salehzadeh,Julia R

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course focuses on improving students' lecture comprehension and note-taking skills so that they can successfully perform academic work. Students learn about U.S. academic lecture culture as well as specific strategies to apply before, during, and after lectures. Strategies include listening for headings, listening for word stress and redundancy, using background information and predicting effectively, recognizing patterns of organization, opinions and the impact of a speaker's style on lecture delivery. Emphasis is placed on the need for continual strategy development.

ELI 334 — Speaking in Academic Contexts
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Reinhart,Susan M

FA 2007
Credits: 2

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This intermediate-level speaking course focuses on developing strategies for making oral presentations in formal and informal academic environments. Students learn about major speech types and accompanying organizational strategies, audience consideration, the use of non-verbal communication such as appropriate eye contact and hand gestures, developing effective voice control, methods of clarification, and fielding questions. Pronunciation is addressed as needed. Students also learn how to respond to and comment on others' presentations. Students give four to five oral presentations, with the possibility of doing a panel presentation. Presentations are videotaped and critiqued in small groups and/or individually with the instructor.

ELI 336 — Pronunciation I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Brenner,Merle J

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This introductory pronunciation course focuses on the fundamentals of spoken English through the study of vowels and consonants and stress, rythm, and intonation. Students learn sound-spelling correspondences, linking, and identifying the focus of breath groups. Activities include aural discrimination exercises, choral reading, prepared mini-speeches, role-plays, and extemporaneous presentation. Attendance at small group tutorials is required.

ELI 336 — Pronunciation I
Section 002, LEC

Instructor: Altman,Roann

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This introductory pronunciation course focuses on the fundamentals of spoken English through the study of vowels and consonants and stress, rythm, and intonation. Students learn sound-spelling correspondences, linking, and identifying the focus of breath groups. Activities include aural discrimination exercises, choral reading, prepared mini-speeches, role-plays, and extemporaneous presentation. Attendance at small group tutorials is required.

ELI 336 — Pronunciation I
Section 003, LEC

Instructor: Imber,Brenda Prouser

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This introductory pronunciation course focuses on the fundamentals of spoken English through the study of vowels and consonants and stress, rythm, and intonation. Students learn sound-spelling correspondences, linking, and identifying the focus of breath groups. Activities include aural discrimination exercises, choral reading, prepared mini-speeches, role-plays, and extemporaneous presentation. Attendance at small group tutorials is required.

ELI 338 — Pronunciation in Context
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Imber,Brenda Prouser

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This intermediate/advanced pronunciation course focuses on specific sounds and features of voice and articulation in learner-centered contexts. Students review the English vowel and consonant sound systems and selected features of phrasing, stress, rhythm, and intonation. Activities include a variety of speaking exercises and tasks such as informal, personal-topic talks, story-telling narratives, process or instructional talks, problem-solution talks, informational and persuasive talks or small group panel presentations. Tutorials and individual self-study work in the Language Resource Center (LRC) lab supplement class sessions.

NOTE: One section of this course may be reserved for students in the GSI track and requires permission of instructor. See current academic term Schedule of Classes for details.

ELI 338 — Pronunciation in Context
Section 002, SEM

Instructor: Matice,Melinda S

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This intermediate/advanced pronunciation course focuses on specific sounds and features of voice and articulation in learner-centered contexts. Students review the English vowel and consonant sound systems and selected features of phrasing, stress, rhythm, and intonation. Activities include a variety of speaking exercises and tasks such as informal, personal-topic talks, story-telling narratives, process or instructional talks, problem-solution talks, informational and persuasive talks or small group panel presentations. Tutorials and individual self-study work in the Language Resource Center (LRC) lab supplement class sessions.

NOTE: One section of this course may be reserved for students in the GSI track and requires permission of instructor. See current academic term Schedule of Classes for details.

ELI 338 — Pronunciation in Context
Section 003, SEM

Instructor: Bogart,Pamela Susan Hickam

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This intermediate/advanced pronunciation course focuses on specific sounds and features of voice and articulation in learner-centered contexts. Students review the English vowel and consonant sound systems and selected features of phrasing, stress, rhythm, and intonation. Activities include a variety of speaking exercises and tasks such as informal, personal-topic talks, story-telling narratives, process or instructional talks, problem-solution talks, informational and persuasive talks or small group panel presentations. Tutorials and individual self-study work in the Language Resource Center (LRC) lab supplement class sessions.

NOTE: One section of this course may be reserved for students in the GSI track and requires permission of instructor. See current academic term Schedule of Classes for details.

ELI 338 — Pronunciation in Context
Section 005, SEM

Instructor: Matice,Melinda S

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This intermediate/advanced pronunciation course focuses on specific sounds and features of voice and articulation in learner-centered contexts. Students review the English vowel and consonant sound systems and selected features of phrasing, stress, rhythm, and intonation. Activities include a variety of speaking exercises and tasks such as informal, personal-topic talks, story-telling narratives, process or instructional talks, problem-solution talks, informational and persuasive talks or small group panel presentations. Tutorials and individual self-study work in the Language Resource Center (LRC) lab supplement class sessions.

NOTE: One section of this course may be reserved for students in the GSI track and requires permission of instructor. See current academic term Schedule of Classes for details.

ELI 380 — Introduction to Graduate Student Instructor Work
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Axelson,Elizabeth Ruth; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 2

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This course is designed for and restricted to international graduate students who are being considered for teaching assistantships at the University. The course will familiarize students with the role of GSI activities. Students will present topic introductions, definitions, definitions, explanations, responses to questions, and interactive presentations. The course is graded credit/non credit, and may be repeated for credit with the instructor's permission.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ELI 381 — GSI Communication Skills
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Bogart,Pamela Susan Hickam

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

This language course, designed for and restricted to those graduate students who are being considered for graduate student instructor positions at the University, focuses on the communication skills necessary for successful performance as a classroom or lab teather and in office hours. Students learn to expand their language repertoire to engage in impromptu interactions with students, to engage students both through interactive lectures and active learning in class, to understand and handle questions, and to address student concerns and help students practice content in office hours. Activities include videotaped practice teaching, classroom observations, office-hour role plays, an undergraduate interview, discussions, and observation, analysis and practice of various classroom communication strategies using video and transcripts of UM classes. Students also formulate an individual work plan that addresses their individual classroom communication goals; examples include improving pronunciation, improving ability to understand and respond to student questions, or improving presentation skills.

Advisory Prerequisite: GSI screening and permission of instructor.

ELI 390 — Community Service and Language, Education, and Culture
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Axelson,Elizabeth Ruth; homepage
Instructor: Madden,Carolyn

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Expr

In this course, students teach or assist in a local ESL classroom or tutoring program for at least four hours per week or 48 hours during the semester. The course will employ an academic service learning framework in preparing for and reflecting on this experiential practice. Students will receive training and supervision in teaching English as a Second Language and discuss issues as they emerge from the practica and readings. Likely themes include lesson planning, task design, individual learner differences, and socio-cultural factors in teaching ESL. In addition, students will meet with the instructor in small groups based on site placement at least once per month. Students who have experience working with English language learners and a background in applied linguistics or second language education are preferred.

Students assist in a local ESL classroom or tutoring program for at least four hours per week or 48 hours during the semester. Potential site placements include:

  • UM Family Housing English as a Second Language program
  • Family Learning Institute
  • English Language Institute
  • Latino academic tutoring organizations
  • Ann Arbor Public School ESL classrooms
  • Migrant Farmcamps outside of Ann Arbor (car required)

ELI 392 — Topics in English for Non-native Speakers
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Ellis,Nicholas C

FA 2007
Credits: 1

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

The purpose of this course is to help students understand and use vocabulary at university level. For General Academic Purposes it concentrates upon: (1) The Academic Word List — words identified to be particularly important in university writing and speech. Classes focus on academic texts rich in these words. (2)Idioms, phrases and abbreviations frequent in academic discourse. (3) Roots and affixes used in technical vocabulary.

For your Specific Subject-Matter it helps you use specialist computer-based dictionary, thesaurus, corpus, and concordance resources to expand your specialist terminology, understanding and using these words appropriately. A general goal is to help you develop learning strategies to continue increasing your vocabulary and to be able to use web-based tools to ensure that you use this academic language appropriately.

ELI 399 — Individual Research and Study
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 4
Other: INDEPENDENT

Credit Exclusions: A maximum of four ELI credits may be counted toward a degree.

Students pursue individual research on a wide variety of topics related to second language acquisition, teaching or learning. Research projects would be completed done under the supervision of ELI faculty, who should be consulted as to possible topics or ongoing projects in which students could participate.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

ELI 530 — Academic Speaking and Writing for Architecture Students
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Rohlck,Theresa N

FA 2007
Credits: 2

Students learn effective presentation and discussion skills in the context of their discipline. Through a series of observation and interviewing assignments, students also develop awareness of their own academic and professional community. In addition, writing extended definitions and problem/solution texts, citing sources, plagiarism, reading strategies and vocabulary development are covered.

Advisory Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the Masters of Architecture, Urban Planning, or Urban Design Programs.

ELI 584 — Graduate Student Instructors Seminar and Practicum
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Imber,Brenda Prouser

FA 2007
Credits: 1

This instructional support course is required for, and restricted to, GSIs who have been approved for instructional duties but need additional support during their first term of teaching. The requirement is based on reports from GSI workshop coordinators or from the GSI Oral English Test evaluators. The course focuses on individual needs in language and communication in various GSI contexts. Students learn to assess and increase the effectiveness of their classroom teaching and to improve office hour interactions. Instruction is learner-centered. Participants develop self-improvement plans based on the workshop and/or Oral English Test reports. Activities include gathering, analyzing and responding to feedback from students; problem solving via peer discussions; self-reflective journal writing about teaching processes; classroom observations (which may involve videotaping); and consultations with graduate student mentors and the instructor. Other activities such as work on pronunciation or participation in pedagogical workshops are on an as-needed basis.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. Participants must have an IGSI appointment to register for this course.

ELI 584 — Graduate Student Instructors Seminar and Practicum
Section 002, SEM

FA 2007
Credits: 1

This instructional support course is required for, and restricted to, GSIs who have been approved for instructional duties but need additional support during their first term of teaching. The requirement is based on reports from GSI workshop coordinators or from the GSI Oral English Test evaluators. The course focuses on individual needs in language and communication in various GSI contexts. Students learn to assess and increase the effectiveness of their classroom teaching and to improve office hour interactions. Instruction is learner-centered. Participants develop self-improvement plans based on the workshop and/or Oral English Test reports. Activities include gathering, analyzing and responding to feedback from students; problem solving via peer discussions; self-reflective journal writing about teaching processes; classroom observations (which may involve videotaping); and consultations with graduate student mentors and the instructor. Other activities such as work on pronunciation or participation in pedagogical workshops are on an as-needed basis.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. Participants must have an IGSI appointment to register for this course.

ELI 593 — Educational Linguistics
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Larsen-Freeman,Diane E; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This applied linguistics course focuses on issues of language and its application to educational theory and practice. Students learn to analyze the major subsystems of English, identify ESL students' learning challenges, and develop strategies for promoting language acquisition. Students are evaluated on their attendance and participation. They also keep regular language awareness journals, do readings after every class, and complete short papers on an assigned topic every week. Two oral presentations are also required.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor

ELI 593 — Educational Linguistics
Section 002, LEC

Instructor: Schleppegrell,Mary J; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This applied linguistics course focuses on issues of language and its application to educational theory and practice. Students learn to analyze the major subsystems of English, identify ESL students' learning challenges, and develop strategies for promoting language acquisition. Students are evaluated on their attendance and participation. They also keep regular language awareness journals, do readings after every class, and complete short papers on an assigned topic every week. Two oral presentations are also required.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor

ELI 599 — Individual Research and Study
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 3

Graduate students can pursue individual research on aspects of language acquisition learning or teaching individual students will need and consult with faculty about ongoing projects.

ELI 620 — Dissertation Writing and Writing for Publication I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Feak,Christine A Beer

FA 2007
Credits: 2

This advanced writing course is partly dependent on participants' interests but usually covers conference abstracts, literature reviews, research papers, book reviews and academic correspondence. The course is genre-based and involves techniques of rhetorical consciousness-raising, including some use of corpus linguistics. Regular one-on-one consultations are an integral part of the course.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

ELI 994 — College Teaching in the U.S.: Pedagogy, Culture and Language
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Bogart,Pamela Susan Hickam

FA 2007
Credits: 2

This workshop focuses on classroom language, culture and pedagogy for prospective LSA GSIs whose undergraduate education was not English-medium. The Winter course/workshop is designed for students currently enrolled at the U of M who are candidates to teach the following Fall/Winter term; the three-week August course/workshop is for new students who are candidates to teach their first Fall/Winter term on campus. Students learn:

  1. to increase awareness and control of the language of the classroom;
  2. what the expectations are of GSIs, the University of Michigan's diverse undergraduate population, campus culture and resources; and
  3. a diverse array of teaching skills in a University of Michigan undergraduate setting informed by current pedagogical theories.

Students learn to practice effective classroom communication skills and reflective teaching, with language and teaching feedback from peers, undergraduates and instructors. Course assignments include videotaped practice teaching and feedback, office hour role-plays, observations and discussing with practicing GSIs and GSMs, discussions with undergraduates and individual work based on individual student goals and department-specific teaching contexts.

NOTE: Non-LSA students interested in this type of course should enroll in ELI 380.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. Must be nominated by department.

 
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