This show aims to provide interesting information to graduate international students who are interested in polishing their English and gaining a deeper perspective on U.S. American culture.
Episode 12 Our Experience with Job Interviews09/04/2017 Duration: 16min
In this episode, Elizabeth and Linley discuss their personal experiences interviewing and being interviewed for jobs and share a few tips.
Episode 11 Number Pronunciation01/04/2017 Duration: 08min
In this language focus episode, Linley and Elizabeth discuss best practices for pronouncing numbers such as individual sounds and word stress.
Episode 10 Going to the doctor Part II26/03/2017 Duration: 14min
In this episode, you'll hear the remainder of the interview with Tim Fox as he gives advice for how to interact with the doctor and navigate the clinic system.
Episode 825/02/2017 Duration: 38min
In this episode, you'll hear from Linley's mom, L'Anna, and Rachael Winfrey talking about housing. We discuss important points to consider from the perspective of both a landlord and tenant.
Episode 7.521/05/2016 Duration: 07min
In this episode, you'll hear an introduction to thought groups and some important announcements about the podcast.
Episode 7 How to motivate students15/05/2016 Duration: 22min
In this episode, you will hear Dr. William Lan, an Educational Psychologist, discuss how teachers can motivate their students. Students could also use themselves to enhance their own motivation as learners!
Episode 6.5 West Texas Dialect07/05/2016 Duration: 15min
In this language focus episode, you will hear a discussion of some terms and pronunciation pattern of a West Texas accent.
Episode 6 Interview cont.03/05/2016 Duration: 24min
In this episode, you'll hear the remainder of the interview with Linley's dad, Jeff. In this half of the interview, Jeff talks about sales practices and gives tips to consumers.
Episode 5.5 Vocabulary from Previous Episode23/04/2016 Duration: 20min
In this episode, you'll hear a discussion of key vocabulary terms from last week's episode.
Episode 5 Small business in the U.S.16/04/2016 Duration: 21min
In this episode, Linley's dad, Jeff, talks about owning a small business in the U.S. and provides insight into the hiring practices of U.S. managers.
Episode 4.5 Prominence and Contrasts08/04/2016 Duration: 06min
In this episode, we discuss how you can use prominence to make contrasting concepts clear.
Episode 4 Cultural Transition01/04/2016 Duration: 27min
In this episode, you'll hear from Eve and Ruben regarding their experience with cultural transition as international students.
Episode 3.5 Idioms Unpacked26/03/2016 Duration: 22min
In this episode we discuss idioms and expressions you heard in episode 3. Check out our blog to find the list!
Episode 3 Meet the EIS Team13/03/2016 Duration: 26min
Meet Rachel, Rachel, and Linley, the EIS team!
Episode 2.5 Tone Choice Unpacked04/03/2016 Duration: 14min
Learn more about how your tone choices affect how listeners interpret your message.
Episode 2 Education in Mongolia and the U.S.26/02/2016 Duration: 28min
Hear a Mongolian international student's perspective on education in the U.S. Learn about high context culture and low context culture and share your thoughts with us!
Episode 1.5 Prominence Unpacked19/02/2016 Duration: 10min
In this episode, we will further discuss prominence and how using it effectively will help you communicate and understand meaning.
Episode 1 Grad School Admissions and Valentine's Day12/02/2016 Duration: 33min
Hear an interview with advice and information about applying for grad school from TTU's Director of Graduate Admissions. Learn about the history of Valentine's Day in Culture Corner. The Language Focus for this episode is Prominence.