Upcoming ALI Workshops For International Students

September 22, 2017

1) Why Don’t they Understand Me? Pronunciation in a U.S. Business Setting

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM,Taper Hall (THH) 101

While English is the lingua-franca in U.S. business settings, the variety of English accents can cause communication breakdowns. In this workshop lead by American Language Institute master lecturer Barry Griner, you will learn areas of pronunciation that you can adjust so that your accent is more easily understood by future colleagues and employers.
You don’t want to miss this event, Register online today!

2) Telling Your Professional Story: Crafting a Short Biographical Statement for Social Media and Business Audiences

Wednesday, October 4 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Taper Hall (THH) 101

Writing a strong, clear professional/personal profile is more difficult than it appears, and there are many ways you can do it. These short narratives appear at the end of articles, on university department webpages, in commercial proposals, social media, and on personal websites.  In this workshop with American Language Institute lecturers Eric Roth and Richard Jones, you will learn how to anchor information about yourself with a few facts in three different verb tenses. Participants will leave with a short, functional biographical statement to add to their professional portfolio and social media profiles.

Register online to learn how to tell your professional story to potential employers.

3) Crafting an Elevator Pitch that will Leave a Lasting Impression

Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, Taper Hall (THH) 101

It can be tough to feel comfortable promoting yourself to others, but in the U.S. job market, it is a necessity. In this workshop with American Language Institute Senior Lecturer Kimberley Briesch Sumner, you will learn how to craft your own pitch, practice it with others, and prepare yourself to tell potential employers what makes YOU the right candidate for the job.

Register online today to secure your place at the event!

Published on September 22nd, 2017

Last updated on September 22nd, 2017