Summer English Program (SEP)

Summer English Program

July 22, 2019 - August 13, 2019, 9am-12pm, M-F

Location - To Be Determined


This program is for incoming graduate students in Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics only.

Summer English Program (SEP) is designed to help new international teaching assistants further develop skills in spoken English, cross-cultural communication, and making presentations. This four-week intensive summer course provides systematic practice in three areas of English relevant to classroom instruction:

  • English pronunciation

  • English used for presentations, and

  • English for “class management”

New course content for Summer 19 emphasizes the communicative and compensatory strategies to enhance teaching effectiveness as well as the linguistic and sociolinguistic functions of classroom instruction for improved instructor-student interactions, including language appropriateness and expectations.

Departments are responsible for registering TAs for the Summer English Program.