TA Teaching Development Program Week 1 Highlights

2020-4-8

Week 1:Traits of a good Teaching Assistant

 

In Week 1, we addressed “Traits of a good Teaching Assistant” working in small groups to identity and examine what we, as teachers, want to provide for our students.  The TAs, from different departments across SUSTech, discussed not only what is important to them, but moreover, why it is pertinent to translate these positive methodologies into their own classes.

 

Using English as the Medium of Instruction allows our students extended opportunities to increase their language proficiency, including practice within their major STEM-related subjects.

We began making a personal list of Teaching Philosophies which we can adjust throughout the program as we evaluate different aspects of constructive approaches which affect the teacher-student dynamic.

Our class discussed General and Specific traits of a good TA, and came up with our own, including: Patience, Responsibility and Tools (General) and Efficiency, Interaction and Examples (Specific).

 

Each week we will share a brief review of our class, highlighting important aspects that we feel demonstrate the teaching and learning activities which benefit both teachers and students as we work along a path towards sustainable English-language instruction across a variety of disciplines.

 

more NEWS

EAP Office Hours: Fall 2020

2020-08-03

CLE Hosts a Successful FLTRP Speaking Contest

2020-07-21

2020 FLTRP@SUSTech Speaking Contest The Center for Lang […]

EAP Team Wins the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press Award

2020-07-15

The English for Academic Purposes Team from the CLE recently entered the Foreign Language Teaching a…

Newspaper Article: SUSTech TA Development Program: Learning Through Teaching

2020-07-01

“Education should be geared to the needs of modernizati […]

CLE Chinese Courses: Bridging International Students and SUSTech

2020-07-01

Chinese Language And Culture Teaching Team The Chinese […]

“10th Anniversary Celebration of SUSTech”English Reading Contests & 2020 “FLTRP · ETIC Cup” English Reading Preliminary Contests at SUSTech

2020-06-28

  I. Registration Deadline: Sep. 12, 2020 Please e […]

“10th Anniversary Celebration of SUSTech”English Writing Contests & 2020 “FLTRP · ETIC Cup” English Writing Preliminary Contests at SUSTech

2020-06-28

  I. Registration Deadline: July 15, 2020 Please e […]

“10th Anniversary Celebration of SUSTech”English Public Speaking Contests & 2020 “FLTRP · ETIC Cup” Public Speaking Preliminary Contests at SUSTech

2020-06-28

I. Registration 1. Deadline: Jun. 30, 2020 2. Please em […]

10th Anniversary Celebration of SUSTech: English Speaking, Writing and Reading Contests

2020-06-28

“Uchallenge College English Competition” is China’s mos […]

SUSTech Medical School Faculty Teaching Development Series

2020-06-23

For the second consecutive summer, the Center for Langu […]