Virtual English Language Fellow

What is Virtual English Language Fellow (VELF)?

The Covid-19 pandemic will not stop ITS in striving for internationalization. In early 2021, ITS and Regional English Language Office (RELO), the U.S. Embassy Jakarta hand-in-hand in running Virtual English Language Fellow (VELF) program. Not only having the activities with undergraduate and postgraduate students, the English Language Fellow is also meeting faculty members, non-academic staffs, laboratory staff and volunteers. To broaden the positive impact, ITS will also involve university students from the Eastern Part of Indonesia University Network (EPI-UNet) to connect with the English Language Fellow virtually. Let’s meet our English Language Fellow and get a chance to connect with her virtually!

Meet Our VELF

Sarah Ford

Rhett Schools

  • Teaching Undergraduate Students
  • Teaching Postgraduate Students
  • EMI Workshop for ITS Lecturers
  • English Workshop for Non-Academic Staff
  • English Workshop for Laboratory Staff
  • English Workshop for ITS Global Engagement Staff & Volunteers
  • Meeting for Students of Eastern Part of Indonesia Universities

Detail Activities

VELF for ITS Undergraduate Students

Virtual English Language Fellow (VELF) is a program between Institut Teknologi Surabaya (ITS) and Regional English Language Office (RELO) of U.S. Embassy. This program will be participated by ITS undergraduated student from International Undergraduate Program (IUP) and regular program. The students will be experiencing an international exposure and being taught by an English native speaker.

Topics

  1. Effective sentences and paragraphs in English
  2. Good academic presentations
  3. English conversations
  4. Reading strategies

Contact Us

If you have any questions or enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us:

international@its.ac.id or +6231-5923411 / +6285706854749 (Ms. Vivi)

Open for Batch 2

Are you ready to build your professional profile and join international programs? Still confused on how to boost your English skill? Come and join English Workshop for Postgraduate Students! This online English workshop is specially brought to those who want to enhance their English competency, join international mobility programs, engage in conferences, or publish academic articles on international journals.

Experience online learning with an English native speaker, Virtual English Language Fellow, from the US Embassy. Selected participants will also get special reward to join ITS Global Engagement’s international program/conference by consortium upon completing the program. Go grab your chance now!

Topics

There will be six topics and all participants are expected to join each topics:

  1. Reflecting on Your English Proficiency and Knowing Credible Resources for Improvement
  2. Vocabulary for Research Study
  3. Academic Reading & Comprehension
  4. Writing Skills for Research
  5. Conversational Skills to Communicate with Supervisors and Peers
  6. How to Research Academic Articles

Benefits

  1. English learning experience with native speaker (Virtual English Language Fellow from the US Embassy)
  2. English skill for academic purposes
  3. Opportunity to join international program/conference by consortium (selected participants)
  4. Certificate of completion (100% attendance)

Eligibilities

  • ITS Master/Doctoral Student
  • TOEFL Score ≥477
  • Committed to attend all meetings

Requirements

  • Scan of Student ID Card
  • Indicative TOEFL/English Proficiency Score (if any)

Registration

Register yourself before 6 April 2021

bit.ly/EWBatch2

Batch 2

Batch 1

If you have any questions or enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us:

international@its.ac.id or 087859909080 (Nabila)

VELF for ITS Lecturer

In achieving the vision to be a world-class research university, ITS continuously encourages and provides capacity building programs for its stakeholders. One of the signature programs initiated in 2015 is English as the Medium of Instruction (EMI) Training for ITS academic staff.

From 2015 until 2019, almost 300 academic staff have participated in the EMI Training in which inviting native facilitators from the British Council. The purpose of this program is to upgrade the English communication skills of ITS academic staff to be able to give full-lectures in English and to learn new methodologies to provide class in English effectively.

In 2021, ITS works closely with the Virtual English Language Fellow (VELF) program initiated by U.S. Embassy in running virtual EMI Training for ITS academic staff. Learning the fact that ITS has International Undergraduate Program in which the first year is fundamental to learn basic science, English, and nationalism courses, the training will later focus on improving how the lecturers deliver the course.

Topics

There will be six topics and all participants are expected to join each topics:

  1. Contextualising EMI: skills and challenges
  2. Lecturing styles and strategies
  3. Observation and discussion of online lecturing
  4. Dealing with large groups
  5. Students need and participation
  6. Creating an interactive learning community

Schedule

EMI Training with VELF will be conducted in 10 meetings:

  1. Monday, 2 August 2021 at 07.30-09.00 (GMT+7)
  2. Tuesday, 3 August 2021 at 07.30-09.00 (GMT+7)
  3. Thursday, 5 August 2021 at 07.30-09.00 (GMT+7)
  4. Friday, 6 August 2021 at 07.30-09.00 (GMT+7)
  5. Monday, 9 August 2021 at 07.30-09.00 (GMT+7)
  6. Tuesday, 10 August 2021 at 07.30-09.00 (GMT+7)
  7. Thursday, 12 August 2021 at 07.30-09.00 (GMT+7)
  8. Friday, 13 August 2021 at 07.30-09.00 (GMT+7)
  9. Monday, 23 August 2021 at 07.30-09.00 (GMT+7)
  10. Tuesday, 24 August 2021 at 07.30-09.00 (GMT+7)

*) Any changes on topics and schedule will be informed here

VELF for ITS Non-Academic Staff & Secretary of Vice Rector

Have you ever wondered to be taught English by a native speaker? If so, this your time!

Non-academic staff have the important role for ITS to be the World Class University. Therefore, VELF will encourage you ITS non-academic staff to improve English competencies and strive for international exposure. This will be a great opportunity to pave your way to go global. Stay tune for the registration time!

Topics

There will be six topics and all participants are expected to join each topics:

1. Introduction and English assessment
2. English Speaking – Greetings + Direction
3. English Speaking – Handling Phone Call
4. Writing Announcement
5. Translating documents and forms
6. Closing and Evaluation

Schedule

Every Thursday and Friday
15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 July 2021
@2 hours/meeting: 7-9 AM

*) Any changes on topics and schedule will be informed here

More Information

Registration Link

VELF for ITS Laboratory Staff

Have you ever found difficulties in English when conducting a research? If so, this is your time to improve your English competencies.

One of ITS vision is to be the world class research universities. Therefore, Laboratory Staff and Technicians should improve their English competencies to be to able to run a laboratory with international standard. This will be a great opportunity to pave your way to go global. Stay tune for the registration time!

Topics

There will be six topics and all participants are expected to join each topics:

1. Introduction and English assessment
2. Reading instruction
3. Reading manuals
4. Writing laboratory modules
5. Writing laboratory manuals
6. Closing and evaluation

Schedule

Every Monday and Tuesday
12, 13, 19, 26 and 27 July 2021
@2 hours/meeting: 7-9 AM

*) Any changes on topics and schedule will be informed here

More Information

Registration Link

VELF for ITS Global Engagement

ITS Global Engagement is a front line of ITS in achieving internationalization. Therefore, every individuals in this department need to improve their English competencies. VELF will help ITS Global Engagement in developing English in any aspects, from writing skill to the confidence in speaking in English. VELF will provide an English upgrading for both ITS Global Engagement staff and student volunteers.

Topics for ITS Global Engagement Staff

  1. Business Letter and basic grammar
  2. Basic journalism
  3. Translating legal documents and language used
  4. Speaking for program presentation
  5. Speaking for marketing and negotiation
  6. English for public speaking

Topics for ITS Global Engagement Student Volunteers

  1. Informal introduction and knowing their English skills level
  2. How to improve your English using Independent Learning
  3. Business letter and basic grammar related
  4. Basic journalism
  5. English communication skill for presentation (public speaking)

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VELF for Eastern Part of Indonesia Universities

Broadening the relations to eastern part of Indonesia, ITS with VELF hand-in-hand reach out the universities in eastern part of Indonesia to join this program. VELF will facilitate students from eastern part of Indonesia universities to learn various skills in English, such as English for Academic Purposes (EAP), American Culture, Studies, and/or Literature 4 Skills, Grammar, and Vocabulary. Stay tune for the registration date!

Topics

There will be six topics and all participants are expected to join each topics:

  1. Learning about American Culture
  2. Opportunity to Study in the US
  3. How to Nail Student Presentations at Class
  4. Improving English Communication Skills
  5. Writing Report in English for Study Purposes
  6. Enhancing Critical Thinking

Schedule

English upgrading with VELF will be conducted in 4 meetings:

  1. Monday, 16 August 2021 at 07.00-09.00 (GMT+7)
  2. Tuesday, 17 August 2021 at 07.00-09.00 (GMT+7)
  3. Thursday, 19 August 2021 at 07.00-09.00 (GMT+7)
  4. Friday, 20 August 2021 at 07.00-09.00 (GMT+7)

*) Any changes on topics and schedule will be informed here