Overview

Teaching:

Members of the ELI are primarily responsible for the teaching of English Proficiency Courses across three university departments: the English Department, the International Communication (IC) Department, and the International Languages and Culture (ILC) Department.

Professional Development:

In addition to a formal system of professional development operating within the ELI, there is also a Professional Development Committee that coordinates a raft of self-initiated activities that have engendered a particularly vibrant and stimulating work environment. Some of the current initiatives include: abstract and writing circles (which provide feedback on staff members’ conference proposals and drafts of academic papers), a reading discussion group (where staff come together to discuss academic articles), peer observations (a structured process for observing lessons, being observed, and exchanging feedback), peer workshops and guest speakers (presentation series that harnesses the expertise of colleagues and brings experts in from outside the institution), and a PD website (an online space for the dissemination of both professional and social information).

Outside Class Support for Students Offered by the ELI:

  1. The English Lounge is located on the second floor of KUIS 8 and is the place for students to go for free conversation.
  2. The Academic Support Area (Speaking Area) also offers a place for conversation practice; however, in contrast to the English Lounge, students should come prepared with something to talk about. Reservations are required, sessions last for 15 minutes.
  3. The Academic Support Area (Writing Area) is the place to visit for advice on writing. Reservations are required, sessions last for 15 minutes.



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