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ELI 539: Pronunciation in GSI Contexts

10-week course
Permission of Instructor Required

Current and potential GSIs learn to control and monitor the individual pronunciation features that create challenges for listeners, while learning vocabulary structures and strategies that will help build effective discussion/lab section sessions, and productive office hour interactions. Additionally, the class will focus on:

  • Aspects of speaking important for instructors, such as paraphrasing
  • Developing a variety of instructional and check-in or comprehension questions
  • Learning how to use confirmation and clarification techniques to help build and repair interactions

This special course for current and prospective GSIs includes weekly videotaped practice in simulated labs, discussion classes, office hours and Q and A sessions.

(1 credit)