Entering International Students
English Language Skills Workshop
Step 1. Workshop Placement Exam. September 12, 6:00 pm, Rice University
ALL international students entering GSBS who do not have a degree from an English speaking institution are required to take the Placement Exam on Wednesday, September 12, at 6:00 pm on the Rice University campus. The test is administered free of charge.
Step 2. English Language Skills WorkshopWhen and Where. The workshop is offered each year only in the Fall term. The next offering will be in the 2012 Fall term, beginning on September 26, and ending on November 20. The workshop will meet on the Rice University campus on Monday/Wednesday (5:45-7:15pm) OR Tuesday/Thursday (7:30-9:00m). Class instructors are from Rice University.Curriculum. The primary goals of this workshop are to improve oral communication skills and listening comprehension for non-native speakers. Students participate in pronunciation practice, including stress and intonation, and in listening-comprehension exercises. Complementary work in reading, grammar, and vocabulary is included in order to round out the students' overall skills.Costs and Payment. The cost per student for the workshop is $395; but the GSBS will pay $295 of that cost for GSBS degree students. The student is responsible for book costs. As in previous workshops, the remainder of the tuition cost may be paid by the participant, by a faculty member, or by a department. Rice University will issue an invoice for the workshop to whoever the participant indicates on the Rice Workshop Registration Form, distributed during the first workshop session, as the payer. If, however, the participant will be paying, the full cost of the Workshop must be paid prior to the first day of class.Questions, Comments, Suggestions. If you have any questions about the Workshop please contact Dr. Tom Goka at (713-500-9868) or Thomas.J.Goka@uth.tmc.edu