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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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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....
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7 видео (всего 18 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video7 видео
Meet Your Course Instructor1мин
Introducing Your Target Institutionмин
Review Example Introduction to Michigan (From U-M Rackham Graduate School)4мин
Graduate Student Identity1мин
Reflection: Walking in new shoes (From U-M School of Information)2мин
Getting Ready for Graduate School (From the U-M Rackham Graduate School)7мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Community Guidelines for Participation10мин
Help us learn more about you!10мин

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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....
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5 видео (всего 26 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 4 тестов
Video5 видео
Language for the Elevator Pitch1мин
Expanding Your Speaking Vocabulary1мин
Introduction to MICASE Transcribed Real Speaking Situations11мин
Introduction to Vocabulary.com to Generate Personalized Lists and Quizzes9мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Our First and Second Language Selves10мин
Quiz3 практического упражнения
Verbs to Describe Your Experience4мин
Language for Introducing Yourself Professionally10мин
Reflect on Your Elevator Pitch10мин

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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....
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5 видео (всего 9 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
Video5 видео
How Diverse Groups Can Positively Impact Learningмин
Tips to Promote Mutual Understanding in Groups1мин
Language for Negotiating One's Group Tasks (Part 1)2мин
Language for Negotiating One's Group Tasks (Part 2)2мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Strategies for Negotiating One's Group Responsibilities10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Reflection on Group Project10мин

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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....
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5 видео (всего 18 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video5 видео
Munger Graduate Residences (From U-M Housing)4мин
Introducing Your Research (From U-M Engineering)3мин
Communicating and Collaborating with Faculty6мин
Ownership & Sharing of Scholarshipмин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Using the MICUSP Corpus to Explore Language Use, Organization, and Citations in Academic Writing10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Using the MICUSP Corpus to Explore Language Use, Organization, and Citations in Academic Writing24мин

Преподаватель

Pamela Bogart

Lecturer IV
English Language Institute

О 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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