I know I have e-mailed some of you the program video clip that Xiaolu (Spring 2012 Program Intern) and I made.
But if you are new and are wondering about what the conversation sessions are like, please feel free to watch it and leave any comment or feedback.
UMD ESOL Conversation Program Video Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7v-W719cdQ
I have attached the information on the program webpage for this semester in the document below. The information will be updated on our program website shortly. Meanwhile, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to browse through the program website draft for more information. More information will be added on our program website throughout the semester.
For Graduate ESOL Students:
A basic model for evaluating writing will be presented, which includes the following parts: unity, support, coherence (organization/flow of thought), and sentence skills (grammar/ structure). Steps in the writing process cover pre-writing, writing a first draft, revising, and proofreading/editing; these steps will act as another framework for effective writing. With these structures in place, participants will assess their own writing needs, including grammar; will review rules; and will strengthen their own specific writing skills.
The first group will start on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, and will meet every Tuesday for seven sessions, through October 23, 2012. The time is from 2:00PM to 3:30PM, in Room 0119 Francis Scott Key Building. To get the most benefit from the program, hopefully, you can attend all the sessions.
Time: 2:00 – 3:30PM (1 and1/2 hours)
Location: Room 0119 in
Francis Scott Key Hall
If you are an international graduate student
interested in improving your writing skills, please register for this group
Please fill out the online registration form by following these steps:
1. Go into www.counseling.umd.edu/LAS
2. Go into Content Area Support ( on left )
3. Click on Critical/Writing Services ( on left)
4. Click on Register Here ( on right )
5. Fill out form for Language Group Registration.
6. Hit SUBMIT.
For further information, please contact Shirley Browner at
301-314-7702 (email – email@example.com) or the LAS Main Desk at 301-314-7693.
As our original website master just retired from his position, it's taking a while for the IT
person to update it for us. Meanwhile, here are the links for signing up for the
program. You can sign up and look at the other program info on our website once
it's up online. There will be an in-person registration week for the volunteers
If you would like to help others practice their English, please fill out the following form:
Volunteer Pre-Registration Form or http://studentvoice.com/mcp/fall2012esolconversationprogramprereg
If you would like to practice English and learn about other cultures: please fill out the following form:
Student Pre-Registration Form or http://studentvoice.com/umd/fall2012studentpreregistration
For more information, please look under "Volunteer Registration" or "Student Registration" tabs.
The group provides a safe and comfortable environment for international students to:
1) meet other international students and learn from different cultures,
2) talk about issues that are not often discussed in the classroom (e.g. adjustment issues, cultural differences, tips to navigate on and off campus), and practice English!
The group meets on Mondays, 4:30- 6:00 p.m., at Shoemaker Building
If interested, please contact Dr. Yi-Jiun Lin at firstname.lastname@example.org