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  • English for Educational Purposes | English Language Center | Vanderbilt University
    IELTS Testing Campus Partners More pivot ELC English Language Center Programs Discipline Specific Educational English English for Educational Purposes Discipline Specific Business Law Education English for Educational Purposes The English Language Center ELC has supported graduate students at Vanderbilt s Peabody School of Education and Human Development since 2010 with the US Education Concepts Communication program US Education Concepts Communication USECC USECC Instructor and Students This Fall semester program is designed to support incoming students who have a first language other than English at Vanderbilt s Peabody School of Education and Human Development with the language skills and cultural knowledge necessary to benefit more fully from their academic program This program combines advanced level language instruction with orientation and cultural activities Program Objectives Adapt more quickly to the Peabody environment Communicate effectively in group and individual presentations Develop critical thinking and discussion skills Increase reading and writing efficiency and effectiveness Recognize and use academic vocabulary related to education Gain exposure to a wide variety of authentic English samples Develop confidence in understanding real world English Develop skills to interact with native speakers Begin to do educational research USECC Student Presentations Important Dates Fall semester Enrollment Students are given enrollment information

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/programs/discipline-specific/education/ (2016-02-16)
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  • 1-to-1 Writing Consultations | English Language Center | Vanderbilt University
    non VUMC whose first language is not English Due to the varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the university s students faculty and scholars their abilities and needs in accomplishing course writing requirements may vary significantly from those of native English speaking students The instructors and writing consultants at the ELC are well acquainted with typical writing styles of non native speakers of English Consultations are between participants and consultants in order to determine the individual s most pressing needs WC sessions provide constructive feedback to help writers develop strategies for successful writing in the academic context How Do I Sign Up Writing consultations are scheduled in advance directly with the 1 to 1 Writing Consultations Coordinator Click HERE to sign up Please note writing consultations are offered only during Fall and Spring semesters closed during Fall Break Thanksgiving Break Winter Break Spring Break and Summer Break WC Appointments should be made at least 24 hours in advance whenever possible Before You Arrive Students who plan to participate in these sessions are REQUIRED to STEP 1 Bring a specific writing assignment or project with them along with specific questions concerns and STEP 2 Be aware of required or the preferred writers style manual if applicable APA MLA and bring a copy if possible STEP 3 Read 1 to 1 Writing Consultation Policies Step 4 If you are unsure if you need your professor s permission before receiving assistance with a paper or writing project please consult him her before making a WC appointment 1 to 1 Writing Consultation sessions focus on language rather than content If you find yourself having trouble organizing and presenting your ideas in writing contact the Writing Studio to schedule a 1 to 1 consultation there Seeking assistance at the Writing Studio does not prevent you

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/programs/1-to-1-writing-consultations.php (2016-02-16)
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  • 1-to-1 Speaking Consultations | English Language Center | Vanderbilt University
    Center Programs 1 to 1 Speaking Consultations 1 to 1 Speaking Consultations Programs English for Academics and Professionals Discipline Specific Academic Workshops Dissertation Workshops Effective Teaching Strategies for International Faculty 1 to 1 Speaking Consultations 1 to 1 Writing Consultations TEFL Introduction General English for Spouses chat ELC ELC Internship Opportunities 1 to 1 Speaking Consultations SC are designed to meet the speaking needs of students faculty and scholars non VUMC whose first language is not English Due to the varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds of the university s students faculty and scholars their abilities and needs in accomplishing course speaking requirements may vary significantly from those of native English speaking students The instructors and speaking consultants at the ELC are well acquainted with typical speaking styles of non native English speakers Consultations are between participants and consultants in order to determine the individual s most pressing needs SC sessions provide constructive feedback to help speakers develop strategies for successful speaking in the academic context How Do I Sign Up Speaking consultations are scheduled in advance directly with the ELC Consultations Coordinator Click HERE to sign up Please note speaking consultations are offered only during Fall and Spring semesters closed during Fall Break Thanksgiving Break Winter Break Spring Break and Summer Break SC Appointments should be made at least 24 hours in advance whenever possible Before You Arrive Students who plan to participate in these sessions are REQUIRED to STEP 1 Have a particular speaking need and context in mind bring with you an assignment project or specific topic that you wish to focus on STEP 2 Read 1 to 1 Speaking Consultation Policies 1 to 1 Speaking Consultation sessions focus on language issues in academic spoken English Questions For more information about 1 to 1 Speaking Consultations contact Jim

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/programs/1-to-1-speaking-consultations.php (2016-02-16)
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  • Academic Workshops | English Language Center | Vanderbilt University
    Workshops Dissertation Workshops Effective Teaching Strategies for International Faculty 1 to 1 Speaking Consultations 1 to 1 Writing Consultations TEFL Introduction General English for Spouses chat ELC ELC Internship Opportunities Academic Workshops The English Language Center ELC offers a series of academic workshops with a particular language theme and focus Academic Writing Workshop Series The Academic Writing Workshop series consists of six 90 minute sessions and covers writing topics that are especially relevant to students and scholars who have a first language other than English Each session has a particular theme and includes writing activities exercises discussion and analysis of participant writing Workshops are free but limited to 12 individuals so signing up is important to reserve your place Details and signup information will be sent just prior to each workshop Spring 2015 Series Schedule Workshop 1 Sentence Variety and Articles 1 30 15 Workshop 2 Paraphrasing Quoting Summarizing 2 13 15 Workshop 3 Effective E mail Communication 2 27 15 Workshop 4 Writing a Literature Review 3 13 15 Register for Workshop 4 Workshop 5 Slang and Tone in Academic Writing 3 27 15 Register for Workshop 5 Workshop 6 Dealing with Feedback on Writing 4 10 15 Register

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/programs/academic-workshops/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Dissertation Workshops | English Language Center | Vanderbilt University
    offers a series of dissertation workshops to provide doctoral students with the opportunity to enhance their doctoral research writing and editing skills The workshops are designed to help doctoral students master the research process improve speaking and writing skills for communication with advisers and committees recognize and replicate organizational patterns in dissertation writing for their discipline and learn dissertation writing skills such as summarizing paraphrasing and editing Dissertation Workshops Program Core While we recommend that you take all workshops especially if you are just beginning your dissertation process you can choose to take individual workshops based on your needs and stage of the dissertation process Seven two hour workshops will be offered approximately every two weeks Students can register for the entire series by clicking on the series link or for individual workshops by clicking on the appropriate workshop link Workshops are free but limited to 12 individuals so signing up is important to reserve your place Details and signup information will be sent just prior to each workshop Spring 2016 Series Schedule Workshop 1 Finding and using appropriate research databases Register for Workshop 1 Finding articles and using the best databases Workshop 2 Communicating with advisers and committee members Register for Workshop 2 Email writing short conversations and the language of awkward encounters Workshop 3 Paraphrasing and citing research Register for Workshop 3 Discovering different citation formats and bibliographic management systems Paraphrasing and summarizing Workshop 4 Literature review and paraphrasing Register for Workshop 4 Literature review chapter organization paraphrasing and summarizing for an effective literature synthesis and correct verb tenses reporting verbs in discipline specific fields Workshop 5 Dissertational organizational patterns cohesion and coherence Register for Workshop 5 Review of acceptable dissertation organization focusing on achieving connections within and between chapters Workshop 6 Editing Register for Workshop 6 Strategies

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/programs/dissertation-workshops/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Effective Teaching Strategies for International Faculty | English Language Center | Vanderbilt University
    Support Programming ELC Community Support General English for Spouses Partners chat ELC Internships ELC Internship Opportunities General Internship Teaching English as a Foreign Language TEFL Internship More Support for Departments Calendar Resources ELC Handbook How to Avoid Plagiarism TOEFL IELTS Testing Campus Partners More pivot ELC Home Programs Effective Teaching Strategies for International Faculty Effective Teaching Strategies for International Faculty Programs English for Academics and Professionals Discipline Specific Academic Workshops Dissertation Workshops Effective Teaching Strategies for International Faculty 1 to 1 Speaking Consultations 1 to 1 Writing Consultations TEFL Introduction General English for Spouses chat ELC ELC Internship Opportunities Program Description Students on Campus This seminar helps faculty who have a first language other than English hone their instructional skills for the US university classroom context The Program Features interactive sessions micro teaching demonstrations individualized feedback opportunities to develop and practice effective teaching strategies and instructional language individualized instruction to improve pronunciation Students on Campus Enrollment Participants should enroll using the signup form here Back Home GO Important Dates 04 18 2016 English Language Center classes end More dates Recent News View RSS feed See Our Campus Your Vanderbilt Alumni Current Students Faculty Staff International Students Media Parents Family Prospective

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/programs/intfaculty.php (2016-02-16)
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  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Introduction | English Language Center | Vanderbilt University
    other than English and observations of TEFL classroom settings The program was created for students interested in TEFL potential study abroad students and study abroad returnees who seek ways to apply their cultural experiences Please note The TEFL Introduction Program does NOT offer a TEFL certificate or other credentials Program Details The core of the program is six 2 hour workshops TEFL Students Earn Letters of Completion WORKSHOP 1 Using Cultural Competencies in Teaching Students explore how cross cultural awareness impacts effective teaching and communication WORKSHOP 2 TEFL Approaches Methods and Materials I Students review various approaches to teaching English as a Foreign Language TEFL and interview an English Language Learner ELL WORKSHOP 3 TEFL Approaches Methods and Materials II Students are introduced to basic teaching methods and explore how these methods can be adapted in different settings such as in the service learning project they engage in with ELLs WORKSHOP 4 Guided Lesson Planning Students develop and practice a micro teaching lesson WORKSHOP 5 Micro teaching demonstration Students lead a micro teaching activity WORKSHOP 6 Poster Session Collaborative Reflection Students share and discuss projects developed throughout the program as well as reflect on the experiences they have gained throughout the program Eligibility TEFL Students Apply Teaching Skills in the Classroom Currently enrolled VU students who are in good academic standing and VU affiliated scholars interested in teaching non native English speakers The program may be particularly beneficial for students who want to participate in the JET Program Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships ETA Program other teaching abroad opportunities Selection Criteria The program is limited to 12 participants Students will be evaluated on the following criteria Ability to articulate personal interest in the program and how participation will meet future academic or career goals through essay responses Costs Application Fee 20

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/programs/tefl-introduction/ (2016-02-16)
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  • ELC Community Support | English Language Center | Vanderbilt University
    Resources ELC Handbook How to Avoid Plagiarism TOEFL IELTS Testing Campus Partners More pivot ELC English Language Center Programs Community Support ELC Community Support Community Support General English for Spouses Partners chat ELC ELC Community Support The Vanderbilt University English Language Center ELC offers various opportunities for spouses and partners of current Vanderbilt students faculty and staff Support Programming General English for Spouses Partners chat ELC Back Home GO Important

    Original URL path: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/elc/programs/community-support/ (2016-02-16)
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