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Fall 2015 meeting times
Meetings are held on Fridays, September 4 — November 20, 3pm — 4pm. The first two meetings of the semester (Sept 4 and Sept 11) will be replaced by campus tours, beginning at the UNC Visitors’ Center. All other meetings will be held at the Graduate Student Center, with the exception of Oct 23.
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?
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