Dear International Members,
Leading tutorials or lab demonstrations can be an overwhelming task
when English is not your first language, and even more if you have
never before been teaching in front of a full classroom. On this
basis, Grazyna Drzazga and Ahmed Bekhit have tailored a workshop
focused on some of the issues international teaching assistants face
during their first class(es), and in response, they present some tips
and strategies on how to overcome them.
Without further ado, here is the information of the workshop.
Title: “Yes, You Can Teach in English: Workshop for Teaching Assistants.”
When: Thursday, from 12 noon to 2:30 pm.
Where: CLL (Center for Leadership in Learning) Teaching Commons
Inquiry Classroom, Fifth floor of Mills Library, Room 504.
Abstract: “Teaching and presenting are challenges that Teaching
Assistants for whom English is not a first language have to face
everyday. In this workshop we will deal with these challenges by
introducing compensation strategies, providing some teaching tips, and
practicing teaching and presenting.”
The workshop is sponsored by CUPE Local 3906 and CLL, and we will be
providing refreshments and snacks. Hope to see you there.
International Officer at CUPE Local 3906.