Free Workshops for International Students

Intercultural Writing: Avoiding Plagiarism as an International Student

Presented by Richard Jones and Nina Kang

Do you have trouble putting the words of others into your own? Have you ever been told that your work does not appear to be your own? This workshop will provide students with ways to avoid accusations of plagiarism and intellectual dishonesty and further introduce strategies to properly synthesize and paraphrase.

Monday, October 1 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
University Park Campus
Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240
3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089


Crafting an Elevator Pitch that will Leave a Lasting Impression

Presented by Kimberley Briesch-Sumner

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It can be tough to feel comfortable promoting yourself to others, but in the U.S. job market, it is a necessity. In this workshop with ALI Senior Lecturer Kimberley Briesch Sumner, you will learn how to craft your own pitch, practice it with others, and prepare yourself to tell potential employers what makes YOU the right candidate for the job.

Tuesday, October 2 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
University Park Campus
Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240
3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089


Email Etiquette: Basics of Writing for Professional Communication

Presented by Richard Jones

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Many students have found that writing a good email is not as easy as one might think. This practical seminar addresses essential issues in email communication for second language English writers in both business and academic settings. We will look at effective strategies to clearly present information.

Friday, October 12 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Health Science Campus
Soto Street Building (SSB), 116
2001 N. Soto Street , Los Angeles, CA 90033


Why Don’t They Understand Me? Tips for Perfect English Pronunciation

Presented by Barry Griner

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While English is the lingua-franca in U.S. academic and business settings, the variety of English accents can cause communication breakdowns. In this workshop led by American Language Institute master lecturer Barry Griner, you will learn areas of pronunciation that you can adjust so that your accent is more easily understood.

Friday, October 19 at 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Health Science Campus
Soto Street Building (SSB), 116
2001 N. Soto Street , Los Angeles, CA 90033


Professional Writing: Essentials of Email

Presented by Kimberley Briesch-Sumner and Richard Jones

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Many students have found that writing a good email is not as easy as one might think. This practical seminar addresses essential issues in email communication for second language English writers in both business and academic settings. We will look at effective strategies to clearly present information.

Tuesday, November 13 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
University Park Campus
Grace Ford Salvatori Hall (GFS) 106
3601 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089


Why Don’t They Understand Me? Tips for Perfect English Pronunciation

Presented by Barry Griner

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While English is the lingua-franca in U.S. academic and business settings, the variety of English accents can cause communication breakdowns. In this workshop led by American Language Institute master lecturer Barry Griner, you will learn areas of pronunciation that you can adjust so that your accent is more easily understood.

Tuesday, November 20 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
University Park Campus
Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 240
3550 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089