This unit of study provides an introduction to email, some popular features, technical tips and email etiquette. It will also introduce how email can be using in the teaching and learning process.
Secondary educators across Lebanon County, Pennsylvania developed lesson plans to integrate the Pennsylvania Career Education and Work Standards with the content they teach. This work was made possible through a partnership between the South Central PA Workforce Investment Board (SCPa Works) and Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13) and was funded by a Teacher in the Workplace Grant Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. This lesson plan was developed by one of the talented educators who participated in this project during the 2018-2019 school year.
All too often it is not just a language problem that prevents international students from communicating clearly with their professors. Some of the communication gap might be due to lack of knowledge of email conventions that American professors take for granted that their students will use. Such conventions include the use of formal language, the inclusion of a thank you phrase at the end of the message, and the kindness when making requests of the teacher. It is useful when teaching international graduate students to go over the expectations for email use between the student and professor. Asking the students to read a bit about email etiquette before class and then doing the following worksheet in class will help.