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Lecture and Leadership Program

The Lecture and Leadership Program is designed for University Professors and other Professionals seeking to develop the language skills they will need to be successful English speakers and presenters. The skills developed in this program will give participants the confidence and ability to speak English in casual and professional settings.  This program requires that participants plan and give multiple presentations in English to better prepare them for doing so in the future. 

Program Dates

This program is typically offered from mid-July through mid-August. Classes may be scheduled at various times depending on the availability within the department and IIT. Programs can also be shortened or lengthened depending on the needs of the participants.

Typical Weekly Class Schedule

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Class

Tuesday and Thursday

    9:00 am to 4:30 pm - Cultural tours, including company and university visits.

Program Costs

Price includes the following:

  • Courses focusing on English presentation skills in Lecture and Leadership
  • Classes in American cross- culture
  • All course materials and textbook (if applicable)
  • Guest lectures by IIT professors and other professionals in Chicago
  • Educational and cultural field trips 
  • Additional field trips scheduled outside of class times
  • Room and Board, including 14 meals per week at IIT (when on-campus housing is available)
  • Transportation to and from the airport (for those arriving in groups only)
  • CTA transportation card with unlimited rides on Chicago's buses and trains (excluding Metra)
  • Transportation to and from cultural events and tours (when not using CTA)

Sample Cultural Activities and Tours

Sample Lectures

  • Lecture on creating a new academic department by the Director of SAT
  • Tour of Chicago Technology Incubator and lecture by the CEO
  • Guest lecture from the Director of Sponsored Research at IIT
  • Lecture from Director of Information Technology and Management Program
  • Lecture from the Dean of the Graduate College at IIT