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ELI 580 Introduction to GSI Work

10-week course

This course is primarily for international GSIs outside LSA. The course focuses on effective strategies and language GSIs need to succeed in teaching contexts such as delivering interactive lectures, managing group work, giving lab instructions, leading discussions, and conducting office hours.

Participants learn how to:

  • Ask more effective questions
  • Respond to students in class
  • Appropriately clarify as needed
  • Develop an awareness of U-M undergraduates’ classroom expectations

Four or five practice teaching sessions on topics from participants’ own fields are videotaped, followed by self, peer, and instructor feedback.

(2 credits)