Past Events

Conversation Partners Program Staff Information Session

Sign Up to Be an English Conversation Partner!  

The Conversation Partners Program pairs individuals with diverse language backgrounds for regular conversation in English and cultural exchange. Staff partners support our international and multilingual student community by meeting (remotely) with a student twice per month for informal English speaking practice. 

Conversation Partners Program Staff Information Session

Sign Up to Be an English Conversation Partner!  

The Conversation Partners Program pairs individuals with diverse language backgrounds for regular conversation in English and cultural exchange. Staff partners support our international and multilingual student community by meeting (remotely) with a student twice per month for informal English speaking practice. 

A conversation with faculty about teaching

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

This four-part series focuses on building the necessary skills for academic writing in the U.S. Participants will practice skills for paraphrasing, summarizing, and writing cohesively and concisely. There will be two sessions offered on each date at 9:00am and 12:00pm EDT. Participants should register for only one of the two sessions for each workshop. Please register for this event by Friday, November 6.

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

This four-part series focuses on building the necessary skills for academic writing in the U.S. Participants will practice skills for paraphrasing, summarizing, and writing cohesively and concisely. There will be two sessions offered on each date at 9:00am and 12:00pm EDT. Participants should register for only one of the two sessions for each workshop. Please register for this event by Friday, November 6.

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

This four-part series focuses on building the necessary skills for academic writing in the U.S. Participants will practice skills for paraphrasing, summarizing, and writing cohesively and concisely. There will be two sessions offered on each date at 9:00am and 12:00pm EDT. Participants should register for only one of the two sessions for each workshop. Please register for this event by Friday, October 30.

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

This four-part series focuses on building the necessary skills for academic writing in the U.S. Participants will practice skills for paraphrasing, summarizing, and writing cohesively and concisely. There will be two sessions offered on each date at 9:00am and 12:00pm EDT. Participants should register for only one of the two sessions for each workshop. Please register for this event by Friday, October 30.

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

This four-part series focuses on building the necessary skills for academic writing in the U.S. Participants will practice skills for paraphrasing, summarizing, and writing cohesively and concisely. There will be two sessions offered on each date at 9:00am and 12:00pm EDT. Participants should register for only one of the two sessions for each workshop. Please register for this event by Friday, October 23.

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

This four-part series focuses on building the necessary skills for academic writing in the U.S. Participants will practice skills for paraphrasing, summarizing, and writing cohesively and concisely. There will be two sessions offered on each date at 9:00am and 12:00pm EDT. Participants should register for only one of the two sessions for each workshop. Please register for this event by Friday, October 23.

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

This four-part series focuses on building the necessary skills for academic writing in the U.S. Participants will practice skills for paraphrasing, summarizing, and writing cohesively and concisely. There will be two sessions offered on each date at 9:00am and 12:00pm EDT. Participants should register for only one of the two sessions for each workshop. Please register for this event by Friday, October 16.

Online and Hybrid Teaching with Primary Sources

During this time of online and hybrid instruction, the John Hay Library continues to offer invaluable experiences for students to engage with primary sources, including interactive class sessions, mentoring for individual research and creative projects, and fellowships and proctorships. Join Amanda Strauss (Associate University Librarian for Special Collections), Heather Cole (Head of Instruction and Curator for Literary and Popular Culture Collections), and Holly Shaffer (History of Art and Architecture) to hear about new initiatives and opportunities at the Library. This roundtable will highlight a new study about how instructors can use the Library as a laboratory in which students can build skills central to the Brown experience, and Professor Shaffer will offer considerations for other instructors, gained from experience in her “Food and Art in the Early Modern World” course. Please register to receive a Zoom link and password.

Science Friday

Science Friday is a learning community for members of the STEM community at Brown to share ideas, experiences, and challenges related to STEM education. This week, Jim Valles (Physics) will lead a discussion on the value of incorporating mid-semester reflections in your course, advising, and/or research. Come ready to practice a few techniques! Please register for this event.

English Language Workshop: Academic Writing Series

This four-part series focuses on building the necessary skills for academic writing in the U.S. Participants will practice skills for paraphrasing, summarizing, and writing cohesively and concisely. There will be two sessions offered on each date at 9:00am and 12:00pm EDT. Participants should register for only one of the two sessions for each workshop. Please register for this event by Friday, October 16.

Teaching in Anxious Times

Most instructors have, at some point, had a student stop attending class, request extensions for health or mental health reasons, or recede from engagement in a course following a campus or national incident. Given current events in the world and our hybrid learning environment, it can be more challenging than ever to navigate these health and personal issues as they arise. This roundtable will help instructors navigate these difficult moments with students and become familiar with the resources Brown provides to support both you and them. This session will be most relevant for instructors of record. Roundtable facilitators include Carol Cohen (The College), Anja Lee (The College), and Timothy Shiner (Campus Life). Please register for Zoom link.

English Language Workshop: Academic Speaking Series

This four-part series aims to provide participants with the tools to use English confidently and clearly when delivering academic presentations or speaking in social settings. Participants will focus on the intonation, rhythm, and stress of English to analyze speech patterns and practice public speaking skills. There will be two sessions offered on each date at 9:00am and 12:00pm EDT. Participants should register for only one of the two sessions for each workshop. Please register for this event by Friday, October 2.

English Language Workshop: Academic Speaking Series

This four-part series aims to provide participants with the tools to use English confidently and clearly when delivering academic presentations or speaking in social settings. Participants will focus on the intonation, rhythm, and stress of English to analyze speech patterns and practice public speaking skills. There will be two sessions offered on each date at 9:00am and 12:00pm EDT. Participants should register for only one of the two sessions for each workshop. Please register for this event by Friday, October 2.

Lesson Planning 101

English Language Workshop: Brown Bag News

This weekly English conversation group uses student-selected news articles as launching points for discussions about US culture, idiomatic language, and vocabulary. Please register to receive zoom link.

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