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! Sessions will meet in Blackboard Collaborate at different times and dates throughout June and July 2020.

Email English Language Services at with any questions!




Active Listening Strategies for Effective Professional Communication

Tuesday and Thursday, June 9 and 11, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Two sessions of discussion, role play, and professional simulations using important active listening strategies. Facilitated by Elizabeth Johnson

Core Strategies for Better Pronunciation

Monday – Thursday, June 22 – 25, 11:00 a.m. – 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

U.S. Culture through Film

Fridays in July: July 10, 17, 24, and 31, 1:00 – 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 Mary Jorgenson Sullivan

Critical Thinking at Work

Monday – Thursday, July 13 – 16, 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

REGISTER HERE and we’ll send you a link to attend. Email with any questions.