TfCS offers several workshops that we deliver in-class, ranging from 60 to 90 minutes in length. These workshops are designed for all Baruch students across the curriculum, regardless of linguistic background.
In addition to the options below, we are happy to partner with you to design a customized workshop to complement the learning goals of your course. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the conversation.
Current Workshop Offerings:
The Pragmatics of Critical Feedback
Students learn and apply language-based pragmatics strategies for giving critical feedback in a wide range of U.S. professional and academic contexts.
Appropriate Confrontations: Self-Advocacy and Speaking Up
In today’s charged political climate, it is more important than ever to have the tools to stand up for oneself in the face of unacceptable behavior. In this step-by-step workshop, students will learn phrases to respond to uncomfortable situations in the classroom or at work, and discuss how they would classify and deal with a range of behaviors.
Accentedness and the Ethics of Listening
This workshop showcases research-based insights that demonstrate how challenging underlying biases about non-native accents can enhance comprehension, encourage empathy, foster meaningful intercultural communication, and ultimately build a more ethical and inclusive culture in the classroom, workplace, and beyond.
Workshops Coming Soon!
Language for Language: Talking About the Linguistically Diverse Classroom
“Doing” linguistic inclusivity starts with the way we talk about it. This workshop invites students to reflect on how they describe language varieties and their users (including themselves), and helps them build a vocabulary that rejects deficit models and empowers them to talk about language confidently and inclusively.
Managing Group Work: Linguistic Strategies for Success
This workshop shares language and pragmatics strategies for successfully navigating the ups and downs of working in a group.