Courses of Study 2022-2023 
    Mar 26, 2023  
Courses of Study 2022-2023
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ALS 5780 - International Teaching Assistant Program Course

Fall, Spring. 2 credits. S/U grades only (no audit).

Prerequisite: ITA Language Assessment or permission of ITAP. Priority given based on: immediacy of TA assignment.

D. Samuel.

The International Teaching Assistant Program’s (ITAP) foundational course, ALS 5780, provides an opportunity for multilingual graduate students to develop the oral communication skills necessary to be successful in their graduate programs, with emphasis on the skills they may need for teaching in the Cornell classroom. Through weekly classes, conferences with instructors, peer feedback and weekly assignments, students will work on advancing their oral English comprehensibility, pronunciation accuracy and improve their impromptu speaking skills. This course is designed for those working towards meeting the Language Proficiency requirement for teaching at Cornell University.

Outcome 1: Narrate and describe in all major time frames.

Outcome 2: Engage in spontaneous conversation about topics of personal and general interest/current events.

Outcome 3: Accurately communicate ideas to listeners who are not accustomed to talking to non-native speakers.

Outcome 4: Speak in paragraphs, using connected discourse.

Outcome 5: Self-assess one’s own oral language proficiency.

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