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EPI Workshop, Session 1: Thursday, September 14, 5:30 to 6:30pm. EPI Overview. Defining terms. Practice strategies.

Originating Calendar Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (new)
Speaker John Kotnarowski
Date: 9/14/2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Room 428 Armory Buildling (Southwest corner of the building)

Event Contact:

EPI Coordinator


No cost for joining the workshop.


Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) and ITA Program

Event Type: Conference/Workshop
Registration Link: Registration is required. Please click here to register.

Workshop Series: Preparing to Take the EPI

These four workshops are designed for Graduate Students who plan to take the EPI. The workshops are free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so register early at First-time test-takers and students re-taking the EPI are eligible to attend. Each workshop will focus on a different part of the EPI, including the EPI's structure, how it's scored, preparation tips, definition of terms, responding to open-ended questions, strategies for effective interviewing, and activities and resources you can use on your own to prepare for the EPI. During each session, you'll also have time to practice what you've learned and receive brief feedback. Detailed information about the EPI can be found at


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Location: All workshops take place in Room 428, Armory Building  (Southwest corner of the Armory Building)


Workshop session descriptions:


Session 1: Thursday, September 14, 5:30 to 6:30pm. Topics include how the EPI is structured; strategies for defining terms; practice with workshop participants.


Session 2: Monday, September 18, 5:30 to 6:30pm. Learn how to use clarification and negotiation strategies to improve your listening and communication skills in English.


Session 3: Wednesday, September 27, 5:30 to 6:30pm. Learn strategies for answering open-ended questions.


Session 4: Monday, October 2, 5:30 to 6:30pm. With other workhops participants, practice completing sample EPIs; set goals for oral English improvement; learn about resources you can use to improve your English skills. Note: This session will be most beneficial if you also attend one or more of the earlier sessions. The content in session 4 pulls together everything learned in sessions 1, 2, and 3.








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