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Every August, in conjunction with the Rutgers-Newark Graduate School, PALS offers an eight-day seminar for International Graduate Students Assistants (IGSAs).
During the seminar, IGSAs receive pedagogical, cultural, and linguistic training as well as abundant opportunities to observe and practice essential skills needed for teaching students in American universities.
The seminar is divided into two separate daily training sessions:
At the end of the seminar, the IGSAs take examinations in which their speaking, listening, and writing skills are assessed. Following the assessment, each IGSA is given a teaching and course recommendation.
By the end of the seminar, the students should be able to perform the following taks: