Courses of Study 2023-2024 
    Dec 06, 2023  
Courses of Study 2023-2024
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ALS 5800 - International Teaching Assistant Program: Directed Study

Fall, Spring. 1 credit. S/U grades only.

Prerequisite: ALS 5780  and ALS 5790 .

J. Gabler, D. Samuel, J. Srinivasan, M. Veshcherevich, A. Wu.

The International Teaching Assistant Program’s Directed Study course, ALS 5800, is designed for multilingual graduate students working toward meeting the Language Proficiency requirement for teaching at Cornell University. Through regular interaction with the instructor, participants will set goals and develop a personal plan of study to advance their English oral communication skills.

Outcome 1: Expand English proficiency to communicate effectively as a Teaching Assistant.

Outcome 2: Narrate and describe in all major time frames.

Outcome 3: Engage in conversation about topics of personal and general interest/current events.

Outcome 4: Accurately communicate ideas (to listeners who are not accustomed to talking to non-native speakers).

Outcome 5: Speak in connected paragraphs, using transitions.

Outcome 6: Self-assess one’s own oral language proficiency.

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