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Fall 2015 meeting times
Meetings are held on Fridays, August 28 — November 20, 3pm — 4pm, at the Graduate Student Center unless otherwise noted.
What happens in a speaking group?
A speaking group consists of native and non-native English speakers from around campus. Groups meet for an hour or two every week with a suggested topic revolving around American culture, University life, or language learning strategies and resources. An ESL-trained group facilitator from the Writing Center attends each meeting to help the group members work together to improve their oral communication skills. Each week:
Please note: The facilitator’s role is not to teach a speaking or pronunciation “class” but to familiarize the group with US language, culture, and resources.
Who can join a speaking group?
Spouses, non-academic staff, and community members, are not eligible to participate in speaking groups.
How do I join a speaking group?
Other Oral Communication Support