Facilitator Information & Registration
We are currently accepting Facilitators for the Spring 2019 semester! Our Orientation Registration Sessions will be held between February 4th - 8th.
Who can join the ECP Program as a Facilitator?
Anyone who can speak English fluently can join the ECP Conversation Program as facilitators. The facilitators do not have to be native speakers of English and do not need to have prior teaching experience. However, the facilitators must attend the Registration and Training session and other mandatory training workshops. Program coordinator will provide tips and guidelines on how to help ECP participants to meet their learning goals and language needs.
What do the facilitators have to do?
The facilitators can facilitate conversation sessions to help international students, visiting scholars and community members to practice their oral communication skills. Each facilitator can determine the direction and flow of the conversation sessions. Suggestive session guidelines provide conversations around topics such as world cultures (including American cultures), values, beliefs, histories, global current events and more.
Where do we meet each week?
Conversation Partners can meet anywhere on campus in a public place. Some good places to go are Stamp, cafes on campus, and the libraries. Facilitators can request to have a classroom on campus to meet with their conversation partners. Facilitators should indicate so to the program coordinator at the registration session.
Conversation Group members will be assigned a classroom on campus. Unless pre-arranged with the students and the program coordinator, the groups should meet in the classroom weekly. Program coordinator will stop by conversation groups in order to observe and get to know the students and facilitators on a deeper level.
When do we meet each week?
The schedules for the conversation sessions are relatively flexible. Facilitators can choose time frame that are convenient for their schedule. Facilitators are asked to indicate several available time slots so that more students would be likely to be available for their sessions. The time frame for the start time of the sessions should be Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. at the latest (7:30 p.m. for Conversation Groups and 8 p.m. for Conversation Partners. No groups should end after 9 p.m.).
This is a great way to meet people from other cultures, fields of studies while practice your leadership and teaching skills. In addition, you also learn about other cultures and ideas through joining the program.
How do I join?
If you are interested in participating as a facilitator, please sign up for a Facilitator Orientation at https://ecpumd.setmore.com/. If you are unable to attend one of those orientations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.