EPPIC: Services

Services for Multilingual Internationals at Penn State

EPPIC offers advanced English language and culture support services for multilingual international students, post-docs, visiting scholars, and faculty across the Penn State community.  These services include:  Workshops, customized presentations, conversation groups, and individual consultations that focus on multiple academic communication skills in written and spoken English, such as:

    • Delivering effective oral presentations
    • Writing effective academic and professional e-mails
    • Mastering small talk strategies to connect with peers, faculty, and fellow professionals
    • Understanding academic citation conventions & avoiding plagiarism
    • Teaching in U.S. classroom culture: handling lectures, questions, and classroom discussions

Most EPPIC programs are designed for degree-level students with high academic English proficiency. Visiting scholars are welcome to register for and attend any EPPIC session but should be advised that the content and activities may be designed for a higher level.

For more information about EPPIC program schedules and registration information for Fall 2017, please click here.

Services for Penn State Faculty, Advisers, and Administrators

, advisers, and program administrators can:

  • Attend workshops on best practices for teaching and providing support for international students
  • Refer international students to EPPIC's language support services
  • Request customized services for orientation programming, language assessment, and intercultural communication that are tailored to the needs of your program


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