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Program Schedule for the Spring 2014 Semester


The Spring 2015 SITA program schedule is forthcoming. For more information, please contact Mihaela Metianu mmetianu@fau.edu.


The SITA program takes place before the fall and spring semester begin. There are nine additional sessions offered throughout the fall semester for a subset of teaching assistants requiring additional language and teaching development. Please note: All Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA/ITA) can participate in the Saturday Skills Sessions. If you would like to participate, please contact Sita.fau@fau.edu for more information.

Registration for SITA for Spring 2014 is now open. To register students, please click here.

January 2, 2014 Deadline to submit Request to Waive SITA Training (Form 13) to the Department of Teaching and Learning (ED 355)
January 2, 2014
Beginning at 2:00 p.m.
SITA Panel Presentation 1 (for participants requesting to waive SITA training). Students must register with Dr. Barbara Ridener to participate in the SITA Panel Presentation 1. Students who do not successfully pass the SITA Panel Presentation 1 will be required to take the extended SITA sessions on Saturdays.
Spring 2014 Saturday SITA Program Schedule
All classes held Saturdays, 11:00am--2:00pm, in ED 356
January 11, 2014
11:00 – 2:00
Communication Skills
  • Verbal
  • Non Verbal
  • Written
January 18, 2014
11:00 – 2:00
Learning the Language
  • Slang and phrases
  • Grammar
  • Pronunciation
January 25, 2014
11:00 – 2:00
Navigating the Classroom
  • Teacher expectations
  • Student expectations
  • Behaviors / Mannerisms
February 8, 2014
11:00 – 2:00
Culture - Immersion and Comparison
  • Movie, TV, Music, Humor, Fashion
  • Discussion of differences between home countries and US
February 15, 2014
11:00 – 2:00
Professional Development
  • Teaching skills - confidence, character
  • Teaching styles - lecture, student oriented, group work, discussions, questions, assessments
  • Organization - giving a presentation
February 22, 2014
11:00 – 2:00
Presentation and Feedback Practice
  • Practice of each presentation
  • Class discussion regarding presentations
  • Positive feedback and acceptance of criticism
March 14, 2014
Panel times TBD
SITA Panel Presentation 2 (for students completing intensive SITA Seminar)
May 1, 2014 Deadline to submit Request to Waive SITA Training for Summer (Form 13) to the Department of Teaching and Learning (ED 355)
May 3, 2014 SITA Panel Presentation 1 (for participants requesting to waive SITA training). Students must register with Dr. Barbara Ridener to participate in the SITA Panel Presentation 1. Students who do not successfully pass the SITA Panel Presentation 1 will be required to attend the five day SITA seminar in fall.
 Last Modified 12/2/14