Workshops Offered for USC Students

OIS is offering a number of workshops this semester to help students master both spoken and written academic English. Check out a comprehensive list of workshops offered across both the University Park and Health Sciences Campuses.

University Park Campus

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

Learn how to adjust your accent so that you are more easily understood. The workshop will be held by American Language Institute master lecturer Barry Griner.

Event details

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Social Work Building, MRF 340

The Perfect Elevator Pitch

Craft your own pitch, practice it with others, and prepare yourself to tell potential employers what makes YOU the right candidate for the job. The workshop will be held by American Language Institute Senior Lecturer Kimberley Briesch Sumner.

Event details

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Social Work Building, MRF 340

Intercultural Writing: Avoiding Plagiarism as an International Student

Avoid accusations of plagiarism and intellectual dishonesty and learn strategies to properly synthesize and paraphrase. The workshop will be held by American Language Institute faculty, Richard Jones and Nina Kang.

Event details

Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Social Work Building, MRF 340

Health Sciences Campus

Tips for Perfect English Pronunciation

Learn how to adjust your accent so that you are more easily understood. The workshop will be held by American Language Institute master lecturer Barry Griner.

Event details

Friday, March 29, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

HSC Norris Medical Library, West Conference Room

Research Writing: Literature Reviews

Learn key characteristics and citation patterns of literature reviews and practice paraphrasing and summarizing skills utilizing proper citations. The workshop will be held by American Language Institute faculty, Richard Jones and Nina Kang.

Event details

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

HSC Norris Medical Library, West Conference Room