English Language Programs for International Postdocs

January 11, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Zoom Meeting

English Language Programs – a set of courses and resources designed to support international, multilingual students and scholars at Washington University in St. Louis. We are about to begin our Spring term (January-May, 2021)! If you’re interested in joining a class, this will be your last chance until our Fall term begins in August!

This Spring, we are offering online courses on a variety of skills at topics that may be of interest to you. You are invited to learn more an online informational session that will take place on January 11. (One session is at 10:00am and the other is at 12:00pm, St. Louis local time.) To register or to learn more, visit this link

Here are a few highlights from our Spring 2021 course listings: 

This course helps to develop skills for crafting bio statements, grant documents, cover letters, and other such important pieces of writing that are rarely covered in traditional courses. Students submit drafts of their work and receive detailed, language-focused feedback to develop excellent written work. 

This course is designed to refine research writing processes and products. In this course, students regularly submit their own research writing to receive one-on-one, language-driven feedback to build sound arguments, increase clarity, and facilitate communication of their results. Students also learn about strategies to improve the efficiency of their writing as multilingual authors. 

In this course, students will watch and discuss films in English. Students will analyze example conversations from films, learning to use similar structures in their own conversations. Students will also have opportunities to discuss the films with their classmates, gaining valuable conversational practice.

This course is designed to help students speak to a variety of audiences, explaining their complex research topics in multiple ways. Students present and receive feedback multiple times throughout the semester, culminating in a TED-style talk given at the end of the course. 

If you have any questions or would like more information about what course might best fit your needs, please email Haley Dolosic – Program Manager of ELP. You can also learn more about our program and courses on our website