UCI International Center

English Development Workshop Series

In Collaboration with Academic English/ESL

Upcoming Events

The English Development Workshops assist international students with strengthing their skills in academic writing, reading and vocabulary development, pronunciation, conversation, and grammar in the English language. Representatives from the Program in Academic English/ESL facilitate these workshops.

Upcoming Events

Week Workshop Details

How to Write a Formal Email
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Location: HG 1030
Presenter: Maryam Eslami

Writing a formal email is a skill that is necessary in your academic and professional life, but knowing how to write an appropriate email can be challenging.  In this workshop, you will learn how to master the art of writing a formal email. You will learn the format and structure of formal email writing and the dos and don’ts that come with it. You’ll also get a chance to practice these skills.



Using Your Computer's Tools to Format Your Paper Correctly 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Location: HG 1030
Presenter: Jillanne Thomas

Are your instructors still marking MLA! at the top of your papers? Does your paper print out less beautifully than it looks on your screen? Are you mystified about how to remove that annoying line under your name and page number? Bring your laptop, your questions, and your own knowledge to this collaborative workshop where we'll work together through some of the questions that we all have. If time allows, I'll show you a few other tools for making your paper better, too!

Important: Before coming, download and install MS Word following the directions on this page: https://www.oit.uci.edu/microsoft-office-365-pro-plus/ It’s free for students! Then, bring your computer to our workshop.



Improve your Grammar and Vocabulary using free Apps
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Location: HG 1030
Presenter: Larisa Karkafi

These apps are fun and modern tools and best of all, they’re always at your fingertips! You can practice your English on the go, whenever you have time.  Tutorials, practice exercises, interactive games, and a combination of flash cards and question will take your writing to a whole new level. Every aspect of grammar and vocabulary is covered and there are 200 learning options. Become a better writer with instant feedback on your progress.



Creating Effective Presentations
Monday, November 19, 2018
Location: HG 1030
Presenter: Neda Sahranavard

Have you ever presented a topic in front of an audience? Do you think delivering a speech is daunting? In this workshop you will learn the skills necessary for becoming a successful speaker. You will learn how to create the structure of a speech and how to present it in front of an audience effectively and confidently. In the workshop, you will also gain hands-on experience by practicing and presenting mini speeches in small groups using your ideas while thinking critically. 


If you have any questions or need more information, please contact icprograms@uci.edu

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