Free English Language Workshops this Summer

Would you like to develop your English skills this summer? Beginning in June, English Language Services will offer FREE language workshops for all members of the international community at Illinois Tech. The workshop topics range from enhancing listening and pronunciation skills to examining U.S. culture through film and developing strategies for better critical thinking. We encourage all international students to sign up for as many workshops as they would like.

Join us for one, two, three, or all four workshops listed below! Workshops offered through Zoom at different times and dates throughout June and July 2021.

Email English Language Services at with any questions!


Active Listening Strategies for Effective Professional Communication
Tuesday and Thursday, June 8 and 10, 1–2:15 p.m.
Two sessions of discussion, role play, and professional simulations using important active listening strategies. Facilitated by Elizabeth Johnson

U.S. Culture through Film
Wednesdays, June 9–30, 1–2:15 p.m.
Participants will engage in guided independent viewing of films, discuss cultural themes, and contrast these with films from their native country/culture. Facilitated by Beth Ontrop.

Critical Thinking at Work
Tuesday–Friday, July 6–9, 10–11:15 a.m.
Participants will practice the skills of analyzing, evaluating, categorizing, and justifying their choices/opinions through a variety of problem-solving and decision-making activities. Facilitated by Renata Phelps

Core Strategies for Better Pronunciation
Monday–Thursday, July 19–23, 11:00–12:15 p.m.
After four sessions of hands-on activities, you will know the secrets to speaking more fluently in English. Facilitated by Ellisa Cole

REGISTER HERE and we’ll send you a link to attend.