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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Stephen Looney, Penn State University-University Park, State College, Pennsylvania, USA
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Derina Samuel, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
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Morag Burke, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Laura Murphy, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
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USING YOUGLISH WITH ITAS TO INCREASE INPUT AND SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES
Lara Wallace, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA

What is YouGlish? Learn about this sophisticated and useful tool to help language learners listen to words and phrases in context and record themselves to compare their own speech. Read More

INTELLIGENCE SQUARED DEBATES IN THE ITA TRAINING CLASSROOM
Roger Anderson, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Whether to undergrads or professors, international teaching assistants (ITAs) need to learn to tactfully present their opinion on a topic of ongoing debate within their field. One classroom activity, discussed in this article, was designed and implemented within an ITA training course based on the popular series "Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates." Read More

TEACHING SMALL TALK SKILLS: THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF NETWORKING
Jane Dunphy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Proficiency in small talk is a valuable skill in most Anglo-American professional contexts, including teaching. This skill can help professionals build rapport and form relationships. But the rules of small talk can be baffling to international graduate students. Here, I provide a sequence of materials and activities that have proven successful in developing international teaching assistants’ small talk skills. Read More

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