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Study Abroad Fair

Commons Main St.

Friday, September 2, 2016 from 11am-2pm

We are looking for a limited number of volunteers that can donate part of their day to talk to interested students about study abroad. If you are interested in volunteering, email sao [at] umbc [dot] edu with your availability.

Pre-Departure Orientation

November 11, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

We are looking for a limited number of volunteers that can donate 45 minutes of their time to serve on the Returned Student Panel to talk about their time abroad. It is important to have a good representation of countries and regions. Interested volunteers should email sao [at] umbc [dot] edu.

UMBC Conversation Partner Program

The English Language Institute (ELI) Conversation Partner Program matches English-speaking UMBC students, faculty and staff with ELI students. The goal of the program is to promote cultural exchange, international friendship, and language learning. ELI students and UMBC volunteers meet for at least 1 hour a week for informal conversation. In many cases, ELI students and volunteers go beyond just talking: partners can attend events on campus, go to movies, or even participate in activities happening in Baltimore!

UMBC Certificate in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages)

These two intensive, non-credit courses are designed for busy professionals and recent college graduates who are interested in exploring the TESOL field as a future career opportunity. Course participants learn and practice a wide variety of methods and techniques for teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). Through face-to-face or online instruction and weekly discussions, participants explore best practices for teaching English as a second and a foreign language and learn how to create an effective, communicative language classroom for students of varied ages and levels. The course uses a practical, hands-on approach that includes classroom observations, tutoring sessions, and classroom teaching. The total number of hours required to complete these courses is 100+ hours.

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