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Language and Social Justice Initiative 2021-2022 Webinar Series - Event 3

LSJ Webinar imageDr. Nicole Houser, Director of RELI, and Nela Navarro, Director of EAP, are featured speakers for the 3rd event in the Language and Social Justice Initiative webinar series. Join us as they discuss practical ways of putting current linguistic justice theory into practice in the classroom. 

All are welcome to register:









Spring 2021 Graduate Research Symposium

Registration Graduate ELL Program and the Graduate Writing Program Present: Spring 2021 Graduate Research Symposium

  • Graduate students from various Rutgers programs and disciplines
  • Presents Graduate students at all stages of their academic careers
  • Highlights the progress of their current research
  • 4 Panels will be presented:
  • Humanities & the Arts: Critical Perspectives
  • Models for Education & Development
  • Confronting Health Needs
  • Accessing Social Justice

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Developing a Disciplinary Identity

Registration: a field of study is often one of the most difficult parts of the undergraduate experience. 

There are so many options and possibilities. During this Global Conversation, Rutgers Graduate students from a variety of subject disciplines will discuss their academic journeys and how they chose their field of study.

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EAP @RELI Conversation Cafe!

Registration: now for EAP @RELI Conversation Cafe!

  • All current and former RELI undergraduate students welcome
  • Practice conversational English in weekly, 1-hour sessions
  • Student-centered topics
  • Conversations guided by RELI faculty

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EAP @RELI's Global Conversations Spring 2021 Series

Zoom link:"Reimagining Culture Shock"

Friday, March 5, 2021 from 9 - 10 am EST

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 A round table discussion featuring current and former RELI students. 
An introduction to the 5 Stages of Culture Shock by prof. Nela Navarro, RELI Assistant Director
Special guest panelist, Dr. Scott Dahlie, lecturer at NJCU






NEW Grad ELL Course!

New Grad Ell Course: Professional Writing and the Job MarketProfessional Writing and the Job Market course teaches students concise, effective writing style for emails, CVs, academic biographies, grant proposals, etc. The course is open to all Rutgers graduate students for the Spring 2021 semester.

Did you know the Grad ELL program:

* Offers FREE, non-credit classes to help ALL Rutgers graduate students improve their academic writing and communication skills?
* Offers individualized attention and small group revision opportunities.
* Improves work that grad students are already doing, like writing thesis chapters, research articles or dissertation presentation prep.
* Offers courses each semester to support Rutgers graduate students in achieving their goals.

For more information and to register contact Dr. Mark Keitges, Grad ELL Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Why join a GradELL Conversation Group?

Grad Ell Conversation GroupsThis semester's graduate conversation groups:

* Are based on student availability and completely voluntary
* Discussion topics are student selected
* Are a safe place to practice conversational English
* Encourage community, friendship, and connection in a virtual space
* Build speaker confidence
* Will be offered throughout the semester

All Grad ELL students are encouraged to participate!

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Language and Social Justice Initiative 2021-2022 Webinar Series

LSJ Webinar imageYou are cordially invited to our first webinar on "Multidisciplinary Approaches to Examining the Relationship between Language and Issues of Social Justice".

Our speakers will discuss research, scholarship and teaching practices on language and social justice in Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Anthropology. 
This structured, topic-based program discusses issues related to language and social justice with a focus on intersectionality with different fields of study, interdisciplinary scholarship, and community building while providing a safe space for Rutgers students, staff, faculty, and alumni to share their feelings and experiences with other members.

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Strategies for Expanding Your Vocabulary

SM Post 12.2.2020 EAD ROSE EventEAD @RELI Fall 2020 Presents:

Strategies for Expanding Your Vocabulary

Presenter: Dr. Nicole Houser, Director of Rutgers English Language Institute 


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In this workshop, you will learn the most effective and efficient approaches to expanding your vocabulary. We will review strategies that focus on text analysis as well as the most productive ways to use translation tools and applications.

This event is sponsored by the EAD-ROSE Academic Support Team at the Rutgers English Language Institute, Department of English - Writing Program.

Refining Your Personal Brand

12.4.2020 Website Image

EAD @RELI Fall 2020 Global Conversation Series:

Refining Your Personal Brand

Friday, December 4th, 2020
9:00am-10:00am EST

Guest Speakers: Dr. Sengun Yeniyurt and Dr. Weiwei Chen, Rutgers Business School 
Moderated by: Professors Miheala Caponegro, and Sara Perryman, Rutgers Writing Program

All Students Welcome!

For more info contact: Mihaela Caponegro: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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