What International Student Should Know About US Universities
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What International Student Should Know About US Universities

Tips to help foreign students adjust to the classroom and culture in the United States.
4.5 (2 ratings)
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Created by Kellie Rhymes
Last updated 8/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 13 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand what culture is and important points about the American classroom culture.
  • Understand the expectations of students in an American classroom.
  • Understand how to communicate with American classmates and teachers.
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Requirements
  • Students will have to be able to understand an intermediate to advanced level of English to understand this course.
Description

This course is about American university culture. You will learn about what the classroom and teachers are like and how to communicate with the teachers regarding your class and grades as well as classmate. This course will take two hours to complete. You will need a pen and paper to write down answers to questions during the lesson. 

During this course I explain several topics. First, I provide information about culture. Second, I talk about the classroom style and etiquette. Third, conversation styles and finally, small talk.

The information provided in this course is important for the success of students that are coming from other countries to attend a university in the United States. It will help you understand how things work and prepare you for your future university experience.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for students that do not live in America but plan on attending an American University.
  • This course is not for American students or students that are very familiar with American culture.
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
02:10:18
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Start Here
1 Lecture 02:46

Many foreign students don't know what to expect when they come to the United States to attend a university. Many people have a hard time adjusting to the culture. This course will provide you with a realistic understanding of what an American university classroom is like. You will learn what you should and should not do, classroom etiquette, and polite and acceptable communication with teachers and other students. 

Preview 02:46
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Culture
2 Lectures 11:00

In this lecture you will understand what culture is, acceptable gestures and body language, and greetings.

Preview 05:14

You will need paper and something to write with for this lecture. In this lecture you will learn about differences and similarities in cultures. 

Preview 05:46
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Individualism
4 Lectures 21:40
Introduction
00:53

This lecture goes over what the classroom is like and the responsibilities of the students.

Classroom Style and Student Expectations
08:35

This lecture talks about appropriate behavior in the classroom.

Classroom Etiquette
06:46

This lecture explains how teachers give feedback to students.

Constructive Criticism (Feedback)
05:26
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Conversation Styles
2 Lectures 10:53
Introduction
00:35

In this lecture you will learn about three different types of conversation styles. It also talks about American conversation style and the expectations of the listener. 

Types of Conversations Styles
10:18
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Small Talk
3 Lectures 19:16

This lecture goes over two different typs of personalities and topics that you should not talk about.

Your Personality and Inapprropriate and Appropriate Topics
08:41

You will learn topics that you can talk about and cultural differences to consider.

Things to Consider
05:07

You will learn the three simple steps of having small talk and how to be confident while have a conversation.

How to Make Small Talk
05:28
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Conclusion: Review
1 Lecture 02:43

I will review the main points of this course.

Review
02:43
About the Instructor
Kellie Rhymes
4.5 Average rating
2 Reviews
230 Students
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Kellie is an energetic and direct instructor. Her lessons are designed to be relatable and engaging to the learner. She tries to make the subject as easy as possible for the learner to understand and ensure that the information is practical and can be used in real life. 

Kellie has a bachelors degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Education. She has a diverse knowledge of various topics including Human Resources, English as a Second Language, Real Estate, and etc. 

Her experience includes working for major companies such as Phizer and Monsanto within Human Resources.In addition, she owns her own business in Real Estate, taught at Arizona State University, and conducts educational workshops.

You will enjoy her lessons and gain useful information. Enjoy!