Through small-group conversations that matter, students gain experience participating in class discussions, responding to questions, and listening effectively. GLAS coaches work with students to help them better understand US university expectations and gain insight into what students and instructors expect from each other in classrooms. GLAS students who are already teaching can practice lectures or lab presentations with their coach.
All international graduate students are welcome to attend and participate in the program.
International Graduate Students Share their GLAS Experience
Who Can Participate?
All international graduate students are welcome to participate. The experience gained in the GLAS will enable international graduate students to participate more confidently in many contexts:
- Leading a lab discussion or teaching a class
- Working effectively on teams and research groups
- Presenting and representing Michigan Tech at conferences
- Defending a thesis or a dissertation
About GLAS Sessions
During the sessions with GLAS coaches, both one-on-one and in a small group setting, students have opportunities to improve many aspects of communication:
- Slang and idioms
- Cultural understanding and more...
Meet the GLAS Team
- Graduate Language Assessment and Support (GLAS) Program Director
- Admin 411
"I am a fourth-year Biomedical Engineering student. I am looking forward to working with GLAS because I know what it was like learning English as a second language"
"I am from Grand Forks, North Dakota. I am pursuing a BA in Chemical Engineering and am interested in studying more about polymer science. I am so excited to be a GLAS coach and work with amazing students! I love working with international students and being immersed in their cultures, and I hope to be able to help them feel at home here."
" I am from Grand Forks, North Dakota. I am pursuing a BA in Chemical Engineering and am interested in studying more about polymer science. I am so excited to be a GLAS coach and work with amazing students! I love working with international students and being immersed in their cultures, and I hope to be able to help them feel at home here.."
“Hello, I am a third-year psychology student from Houghton. I plan to go to graduate school in the future to study neuroscience. I am so excited to start being a GLAS coach and I look forward to meeting everyone!"
"I am from Brighton, Michigan, studying Biochemistry with minors in Mathematics and International French. I love learning about new languages and cultures. While I am here, my goal is to help others achieve their own communication goals and develop a deeper understanding of the languages that we use!