International Graduate Student Courses
GBL 5201: Teaching in English for International Teaching Assistants
This two-hour credit course focuses on the classroom presentation and pronunciation skills necessary for ITAs to be successful in an American university classroom. As well as class instruction, each student receives individualized coaching sessions and feedback about their practice teaching presentations.
International students must have a score of 25 on TOEFL (internet-based Test Of English as a Foreign Language) or 7.5 on IELTS (International English Language Testing System) in order to be assigned as an ITA. Those who score below these marks should enroll in GBL 5201 Teaching in English for International Teaching Assistants. Priority enrollment is given to international graduate students who are seeking teaching assistant positions; however, any international graduate student who wishes to improve their pronunciation and teaching skills may enroll based on availability.
Specific information about this course can be found at https://www.baylor.edu/graduate/index.php?id=959368.
GBL 5103: English for Academic Purposes for Graduate Writing
This one-hour credit writing course is designed to help international graduate students develop complex skills in writing academic English. Students are provided opportunities to analyze and express ideas in academic texts while reading and critiquing the work of others. Students complete various assignments to become familiar with aspects of summarizing academic materials, synthesizing the existing research, describing their own research, and following field-specific citation guidelines to produce academic material.
Course offerings can fluctuate from term-to-term.
For more information, contact Professor Tanya Vernon.