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Intermediate Level
Approx. 14 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 14 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Week 1: Getting Acquainted

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 18 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Meet Your Course Instructor1m
Introducing Your Target Institution51s
Review Example Introduction to Michigan (From U-M Rackham Graduate School)4m
Graduate Student Identity1m
Reflection: Walking in new shoes (From U-M School of Information)2m
Getting Ready for Graduate School (From the U-M Rackham Graduate School)7m
2 readings
Community Guidelines for Participation10m
Help us learn more about you!10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Week 2: Introducing Yourself Professionally

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Language for the Elevator Pitch1m
Expanding Your Speaking Vocabulary1m
Introduction to MICASE Transcribed Real Speaking Situations11m
Introduction to Vocabulary.com to Generate Personalized Lists and Quizzes9m
1 reading
Our First and Second Language Selves10m
3 practice exercises
Verbs to Describe Your Experience4m
Language for Introducing Yourself Professionally10m
Reflect on Your Elevator Pitch10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Week 3: English for Interactive Learning & Teamwork

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 9 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
How Diverse Groups Can Positively Impact Learning34s
Tips to Promote Mutual Understanding in Groups1m
Language for Negotiating One's Group Tasks (Part 1)2m
Language for Negotiating One's Group Tasks (Part 2)2m
1 reading
Strategies for Negotiating One's Group Responsibilities10m
1 practice exercise
Reflection on Group Project10m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Week 4: English for Research & Scholarship

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 18 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Munger Graduate Residences (From U-M Housing)4m
Introducing Your Research (From U-M Engineering)3m
Communicating and Collaborating with Faculty6m
Ownership & Sharing of Scholarship51s
1 reading
Using the MICUSP Corpus to Explore Language Use, Organization, and Citations in Academic Writing10m
1 practice exercise
Using the MICUSP Corpus to Explore Language Use, Organization, and Citations in Academic Writing24m

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