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This course prepares you to embark upon your future graduate studies in the U.S. with confidence. In this MOOC, you'll have the opportunity to meet other prospective graduate students, hear from experienced international graduate students in the United States, and to practice sharing your own thoughts, stories, and expertise in English. You’ll select a “target” graduate program at a U.S. college or university to use as a case study throughout the course. You may already be admitted to this program, or it may be an institution you hope to attend in the future. You will identify resources that support international graduate students in your target campus. You will have multiple opportunities to practice your English language skills through practice assignments and through interactions with one another. Objectives By completing the course, you should enhance your ability to reach the following objectives for the purpose of communicating successfully as a new international graduate student studying in the United States. 1. Introduce yourself professionally a. Explain your expertise b. Begin networking with members of your target institution 2. Explore the campus climate of your target institution a. Identify the local vocabulary used at your target institution to describe campus climate topics such as diversity, inclusion, or equity b. Identify skills and perspectives you can contribute to the diversity of your target institution 3. For collaboration a. Use English to negotiate group roles b. Use English to express opinions 4. For academic writing a. Identify disciplinary norms in academic writing b. Cite source material appropriately in academic writing 5. For improving English a. Use at least three digital resources to investigate language use b. Use at least three digital resources to practice English fluency c. Use at least two new daily life opportunities to improve English for academic, social, or teaching purposes...
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Recommandé : Plan on setting aside 2-3 hours each week to explore life in graduate school in the U.S. together.

Approx. 16 heures pour terminer
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English

Sous-titres : English
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Intermediate Level

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Recommandé : Plan on setting aside 2-3 hours each week to explore life in graduate school in the U.S. together.

Approx. 16 heures pour terminer
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English

Sous-titres : English

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Week 1: Getting Acquainted

In this first week together, we will begin getting to know one another, not just in writing, but by video too. We will also start getting to know a variety of graduate programs in the U.S., as we will each select a "target" graduate program at a U.S. college or university to use as a case study throughout the course. We will offer examples from our institution, the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, where this course was created....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 18 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Meet Your Course Instructor1 min
Introducing Your Target Institution min
Review Example Introduction to Michigan (From U-M Rackham Graduate School)4 min
Graduate Student Identity1 min
Reflection: Walking in new shoes (From U-M School of Information)2 min
Getting Ready for Graduate School (From the U-M Rackham Graduate School)7 min
Reading2 lectures
Community Guidelines for Participation10 min
Help us learn more about you!10 min

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Week 2: Introducing Yourself Professionally

Upon arrival on campus, we'll all have the opportunity to introduce ourselves and our graduate work over and over again. To become well-prepared to seize these opportunities for building solid relationships on our new campuses, we'll focus this week on developing an "elevator pitch" or short introduction to who we are, what we are studying, and why....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 26 min), 1 lecture, 4 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Language for the Elevator Pitch1 min
Expanding Your Speaking Vocabulary1 min
Introduction to MICASE Transcribed Real Speaking Situations11 min
Introduction to Vocabulary.com to Generate Personalized Lists and Quizzes9 min
Reading1 lecture
Our First and Second Language Selves10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Verbs to Describe Your Experience4 min
Language for Introducing Yourself Professionally10 min
Reflect on Your Elevator Pitch10 min

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2 heures pour terminer

Week 3: English for Interactive Learning & Teamwork

This week focuses on the many ways in which graduate students work together and with faculty in groups and teams. We'll look at the value of diverse group composition. We will explore language used to negotiate roles and prevent misunderstandings in collaborative settings....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 9 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
How Diverse Groups Can Positively Impact Learning min
Tips to Promote Mutual Understanding in Groups1 min
Language for Negotiating One's Group Tasks (Part 1)2 min
Language for Negotiating One's Group Tasks (Part 2)2 min
Reading1 lecture
Strategies for Negotiating One's Group Responsibilities10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Reflection on Group Project10 min

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3 heures pour terminer

Week 4: English for Research & Scholarship

Of course the primary reason to pursue graduate studies is to learn about and participate in research and scholarship in your field. This week, we'll be looking at framing our own expertise, collaborating with faculty, and conventions around engaging with published scholarly writing....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 18 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Munger Graduate Residences (From U-M Housing)4 min
Introducing Your Research (From U-M Engineering)3 min
Communicating and Collaborating with Faculty6 min
Ownership & Sharing of Scholarship min
Reading1 lecture
Using the MICUSP Corpus to Explore Language Use, Organization, and Citations in Academic Writing10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Using the MICUSP Corpus to Explore Language Use, Organization, and Citations in Academic Writing24 min

Enseignant

Pamela Bogart

Lecturer IV
English Language Institute

À propos de University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future....

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