Facilitator Information & Registration
We are currently accepting Facilitators for Spring 2022!
Who can join the ECP Program as a Facilitator?
Anyone who can speak English fluently can join the ECP Conversation Program as facilitators. The facilitators do not have to be native speakers of English and do not need to have prior teaching experience. However, the facilitators must attend the Registration and Training session and other mandatory training workshops. Program coordinator will provide tips and guidelines on how to help ECP participants to meet their learning goals and language needs.
What do the facilitators have to do?
The facilitators can facilitate conversation sessions to help international students, visiting scholars and community members to practice their oral communication skills. Each facilitator can determine the direction and flow of the conversation sessions. Suggestive session guidelines provide conversations around topics such as world cultures (including American cultures), values, beliefs, histories, global current events and more.
Where do we meet each week?
On campus! The coordinator will reserve a room for each group to meet in throughout the semester. Should there be a COVID outbreak, meetings can easily move online using virtual platforms like Zoom for a period of time.
When do we meet each week?
The schedules for the conversation sessions are relatively flexible. Facilitators can choose time frame that are convenient for their schedule. Facilitators are asked to indicate several available time slots so that more students would be likely to be available for their sessions. The time frame for the start time of the sessions should be Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and 8 p.m. at the latest (7:30 p.m. for Conversation Groups and 8 p.m. for Conversation Partners. No groups should end after 9 p.m.).
This is a great way to meet people from other cultures, fields of studies while practice your leadership and teaching skills. In addition, you also learn about other cultures and ideas through joining the program.
How do I join?