International Café

Join us for a series of workshops that tackle some of the difficulties of writing and using English as a non-native speaker. Learn something, chat with other international students, and enjoy refreshments several Friday afternoons this term at the Writing Center.

International Café meets most months during fall and spring terms. Past International Café sessions include topics like these: Tips for Using Commas, Periods, and Semicolons; Writing Effective Sentences; All about Paraphrasing; and Going with the Flow: Using Transitions and Anticipating Readers' Reactions to Make Your Own Writing Flow More Smoothly; "What Does My Professor Want? Interpreting Writing Assignments"; "The Heart of Reading: Understanding Difficult Texts with Success"; "Crossing the Divide: Writing in L1 and L2"; "The Right Right Word."

If you have samples of your writing or assignments that we can use in a session, please bring them with you.

If you would like to be notified of our events, send an email to writecen@pitt.edu.

Have questions? Contact International Café coordinator Sam Pittman.

Spring 2020 Sessions

All sessions are on Fridays from 3:30 to 4:30

February 14: The Order of Things: Using Patterns of Organization

          Facilitator:   Dana Nowlin-Russell

March 6:   In other Words: Paraphrasing with Grace

          Facilitator:   Lynne Sunderman

March 20:    Koloc Awards