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Online Pre-Arrival Course for International Graduate Students

Preparing for Graduate Success: Language, Culture, and Community at the University of Michigan

Offered in two sessions in Summer 2018 for international graduate students admitted to the University of Michigan for the Fall 2018 term:

Session 1: June 25 - July 22

Session 2: July 16 - August 12

 

 

Course Overview

Each summer, the University of Michigan’s English Language Institute offers newly-admitted U-M international graduate students a unique opportunity to prepare for academic, cultural, and professional success before they arrive on campus.

This highly-interactive four-week online course prepares students to hit the ground running in their academic program. They learn about the cultural expectations and academic language conventions of graduate study and research in the U.S., as well as campus culture both in and outside the classroom.

Participants read articles, watch short video lectures and complete assignments. They hone and refine their language skills through online discussions. Each participant receives extensive individualized feedback from the instructor. Asynchronous course structure means that students can complete assignments at any time before weekly deadlines, morning, noon, or night.

Join other new Michigan graduate students in this interactive and engaging online course. You will build friendships and learn about resources to support you from the day you arrive to start your graduate student journey. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Important note: This course is intended for students who are fully confident that their English proficiency is sufficient for the demands of their U-M academic program. Students seeking academic English preparation should consider one of ELI's SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAMS.

Each course section is limited to 30 students. Register early to reserve your space!

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Course Details

Preparing for Graduate Success—Language, Culture, and Community at the University of Michigan 

 

2018 Course dates/deadlines:

Session 1: June 25 - July 22. Registration/payment deadline: June 21, 2018

Session 2: July 16 - August 12. Registration/payment deadline: July 12, 2018

Time committment: 2-4 hours per week

Instructor: Pamela Bogart pbogart@umich.edu

Course fee: $200

For more information, email: ELI.Online@umich.edu

 

 

Important note: This course is intended for students who are confident that their English language proficiency is sufficient for the demands of their U-M academic program. Students who would like additional academic English preparation may consider one of ELI's SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAMS.

 

For information about on-campus language and academic support, please make an appointment to meet with an ELI advisor for a consultation when you arrive in Ann Arbor.