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September 2021 registration is now open. 

The Peer Speaking Practice Groups (PSPGs) offer international graduate students opportunities to practice their English oral communication skills. Each group will be led by one trained facilitator. Each group will commit to a four-week block and meet weekly for 50 minutes.  The group facilitator will negotiate possible topics with the group members. Possible themes could include small talk, networking or presentation skills, cultural topics, general conversation, etc. 

Starting Fall 2021, groups will meet in-person on campus. We strongly recommend that you commit to your group for the entire four weeks unless you are sick or unable to make it due to unforeseeable circumstances. This will allow better group cohesion and interactions.

* Groups will be formed monthly every fall and spring semester. Summer groups may be formed depending on facilitator availability.

 

September 2021

Group 1: Tuesdays 4 p.m. (US Central)

Facilitator: Erik Goodale

  • Location: Pearson 2158
  • Dates: September 7, 14, 21, 28

*Themes will be decided by the participants and facilitator.

September 2021

Group 2: Wednesdays, 5 p.m. (US Central)

Facilitator: Agata Guskaroska

  • Location: Pearson 2115
  • Dates: September 8, 15, 22, 29

* Themes will be decided by the participants and facilitator.

September 2021

Group 3: Thursdays 4 p.m. (US Central)

Facilitator: Erik Goodale

  • Location: Pearson 2158
  • Dates: September 9, 16, 23, 30

*Themes will be decided by the participants and facilitator.