Knowledge Base: I am a Faculty Member/Instructor

Recommend that students enroll in graduate courses for multilingual students that focus on written academic English (ESL 116G) and spoken academic English (ESL 114G).

Recommend English skills workshops.  The English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center (EPPIC) offers a range of workshops for international students and scholars that focus on advanced academic spoken and written English, including e-mail writing, practicing for job interviews in the U.S., research writing, conversational English for academic purposes, and integrating sources through paraphrase & citation.   Workshops are free; registration is available on EPPIC's website.

Propose culture & conversation practice. International students can participate in weekly Speak UP speaking group sessions, led by an experienced multilingual teacher from EPPIC, to learn about university language & culture and to gain practice and confidence in their speaking skills in English.  Students may also practice conversational skills, expand their social circle, and learn more about everyday life and culture in the U.S. by requesting a Global Conversation partner.  Write to Wenjie Fu at wzf11@psu.edu to request a partner.


Attend workshops.  Faculty and instructors are invited to attend workshops (offered each semester) on 'best practices' for teaching international multilingual students, organized by the English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center (EPPIC)