Academic Integrated Skills (ITAs) Concentration

The courses offered in this concentration serve International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) and the broader graduate student population. The courses offered in this concentration serve to develop and enhance integrated academic and professional strategies and skills in order to successfully engage in graduate-level academic coursework, research, and professional tasks relevant to their discipline. This concentration offers courses that are appropriate for multiple levels of linguistic proficiency.

Courses:

Graduate ELL Academic Integrated Skills I, 16:356:590 (3 "E" credits)

Serves prospective international teaching assistants who place in an A2 proficiency level. Graduate students enrolled in this course will be introduced to integrated academic and professional language strategies and skills in order to successfully begin graduate level academic course work, learn basic research strategies and introductory professional tasks relevant to their discipline and graduate program.

 

Graduate ELL Academic Integrated Skills II, 16:356:591 (3 "E" credits)

Serves prospective and/or awarded international teaching assistants who place in a B1 or B2 proficiency level. Graduate students enrolled in this course will develop integrated academic and professional strategies and skills in order to successfully engage in graduate level academic course work, research and professional tasks relevant to their disciplines and research interests as ITAs. Students will be introduced to conventions and expectations of the American classroom, American teaching methodology, as well as the linguistic, discourse, and cultural components of effective communication.

 

Graduate ELL Academic Integrated Skills-Across the Disciplines, 16:356:592 (3 "E" credits)

Serves prospective and/or awarded international teaching assistants who place in a C1 proficiency level. Graduate students enrolled in this course will develop and enhance integrated academic and professional strategies and skills in order to successfully engage in graduate level academic course work, research and professional tasks relevant to their discipline, research interests and graduate program.

 

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Contacts

Office: Tillett Hall, Room 129  Map
53 Avenue E, Piscataway, N.J. 08854

Director: Nela Navarro
tel: 848-445-7433
email: nnavarro@english.rutgers.edu

Program Coordinator:  Julie Rodriguez
tel: 848-445-8182
email: julierod@english.rutgers.edu