UW Advance Intensive English and Academic Skills Workshop

Program Features

  • Courses to develop English language confidence in speaking, listening, reading, and writing
  • Opportunities to develop (virtual) connections with local UW–Madison students and staff through discussions in English and question & answer sessions
  • Seminars and discussions about the United States’ culture and customs
  • Access to University of Wisconsin’s information technology programs, including Canvas, library services, and video communication platforms
  • Technology support from the University of Wisconsin’s IT department
  • Scheduled office hours where students can sign up to ask questions about assignments and program topics
  • Participants will receive a UW-Madison certificate of completion

Academic English Class Description

The academic English class will focus on developing students’ fluency in English by developing their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Students will:

  • Be introduced to a range of academic topics including content in sociology, business ethics, communication, information science, engineering, and statistics
  • Practice using English to communicate in natural contexts
  • Practice strategies for listening and reading comprehension
  • Build understanding of vocabulary referenced in the Academic Word List
  • Develop critical thinking skills through facilitated workshops and small-group activities
  • Prepare and deliver presentations
  • Become familiar with different essay writing styles
  • Learn effective methods for finding and interpreting research, organizing reports, and citing sources in APA format

Monitoring and Evaluation

Throughout the program, students will engage in their courses with instructors and classmates through the Canvas and Zoom platforms, which will include recorded presentations and synchronous instruction.

This instruction will be followed by assessments for tracking student progress and engagement. Students will be required to complete weekly assignments and submit short essays. While not receiving a letter grade for their work, students will be evaluated on the quality of their work, engagement in synchronous courses, and participation in ancillary activities.

Program Requirements

This program combines synchronous and asynchronous classes delivered through Canvas and Zoom. The classes include presentations with small-group discussions which will be facilitated by UW instructors and staff. Requirements for student participants in the program:
– Undergraduate university students
– Intermediate or higher English language proficiency

Sample Schedule

Week 1

Monday

3/8

Tuesday

3/9

Wednesday

3/10

Thursday

3/11

Friday
3/12

Total Instruction: 15 hours

Program

Orientation/

Virtual

Campus tour

(2hrs)

English

Assessment/

Orientation

(1hrs)

Academic

English:

Speaking and

Listening

(3 hrs)

 

Academic

English:

Reading and

Writing

(3hrs)

 

Academic

English:

Speaking and

Listening

(3hrs)

 

UW-Madison

Presentation/

Meet the Staff

(3 hrs)

 

Week 2

Monday

3/15

Tuesday

3/16

Wednesday

3/17

Thursday

3/18

Friday
3/19

Total Instruction: 11 hours

Academic

English:

Speaking and

Listening

(3 hrs)

Faculty

Lecture #1

(2 hrs)

 

Academic

English:

Reading and

Writing

(3 hrs)

 

UW-Madison

Student

seminar 2

Q&A

(2 hrs)

 

University of

Wisconsin

Virtual

Campus Tour

(1 hr)

 

 

 

Week 3

Monday

3/22

Tuesday

3/23

Wednesday

3/24

Thursday

3/25

Friday
3/26

Total Instruction: 11 hours

Academic

English:

Speaking and

Listening

(3 hrs)

Faculty

Lecture #2

(2 hrs)

 

Academic

English:

Reading and

Writing

(3 hrs)

 

Games Night

Pictionary

Scattergories (2 hrs)

 

Makerspace

Virtual Tour

(1 hr)

 

Week 4

Monday

3/29

Tuesday

3/30

Wednesday

3/31

Total Instruction:

8 hours

Academic

English:

Speaking and

Listening

(2.5 hrs)

Academic

English:

Reading and

Writing

(2.5 hrs)

Final Presentations/

Closing

Reception

(3 hrs)

 

 

Dates: March 8 -31, 2021

Cost: $840

Registration Deadline: February 22, 2021

Registration

UW Advance Intensive English and Academic Skills Workshop

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Payment

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Welcome to UW Advance Intensive English and Academic Skills Workshop!