International Teachers and Scholars

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Spring Showcase a Smashing Success

May 25, 2018

On May 2, the Bok Center hosted our second annual Spring Showcase, featuring the amazing ways in which our faculty and student partners are transforming teaching at Harvard.  The Bok Center has created a vibrant intergenerational community of teachers and learners, who have worked tirelessly throughout the year to create inspiring and innovative courses and programs.... Read more about Spring Showcase a Smashing Success

2018 Aug 30

Fall Teaching Conference Day 2: For New and Experienced Teachers

8:30am to 4:30pm

Location: 

Sever Hall, Harvard Yard

 

Early Bird Registration is now open!  Register Here.

Held over two days with programming geared toward new and experienced graduate student teachers at Harvard, the Fall Teaching Conference features workshops and sessions led by experts from across the university. This pre-semester...

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PhD Candidates Wow the Crowd at Harvard Horizons

April 12, 2018

Held on the evening of 11 April, the sixth annual Harvard Horizons Symposium featured the research of eight stellar Harvard PhD candidates. Under the guidance of the Bok Center's experts in professional and scholarly communication, the scholars have worked intensively together since January, honing their skills and building a sense of community that reaches across their disciplinary boundaries.

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A Coveted Teaching Award

December 18, 2017

Yanpeng Sun, PhD ’19, had never been abroad until he came to Harvard from China in 2013 to pursue his doctorate in structural geology. “It was a bit scary at the beginning,” he recalls. Although Sun had started learning English at age 11, he needed to improve his oral skills before assuming his teaching fellow responsibilities.

Thanks to the Bok Center’s Professional Communication Program for International Teachers and Scholars—and with considerable personal drive and support from his faculty advisor—Sun has greatly enhanced his grammar, vocabulary, and conversational...

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2018 Apr 06

Speaking with Authority

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

125 Mt Auburn Street, Room 325

How can you establish and maintain credibility as a speaker? What makes a speaker sound confident? In this interactive workshop, we will discuss and practice verbal and nonverbal strategies for establishing a presence and speaking with authority with consideration for a range of academic contexts, such as in teaching, participating in discussions, or giving a presentation.
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2018 Mar 09

Big Talk: Telling Your Professional Story

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

125 Mt Auburn Street, Room 325

How can you make a strong impression by talking confidently about your research? How can you share and adapt your professional story for people you meet in research groups, professional conferences, and beyond? In this session, participants will practice telling their professional stories in both informal and more formal contexts.... Read more about Big Talk: Telling Your Professional Story

2018 Feb 16

Small Talk: Networking Across Cultures

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

125 Mt Auburn Street, Room 325

Does the very idea of small talk-- the informal chatting we do with colleagues, acquaintances, and even strangers-- make you cringe or even shy away from social events? In this workshop, participants will discuss this cultural ritual, and will learn about and practice the basics of making small talk, an important skill for building professional networks. 

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2018 Jan 26

Navigating Culture: Making Connections and Building Relationships

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

125 Mt Auburn Street, Room 325

Are you a graduate student or scholar who wants to build meaningful connections across cultures here at Harvard? From connecting with your students, working in research groups and labs, managing relationships with supervisors and peers, and networking at conferences, there is a lot to navigate!... Read more about Navigating Culture: Making Connections and Building Relationships