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The Peer Speaking Practice Groups (PSPGs) offer international graduate students opportunities to practice their English oral communication skills. Each group will consist of a facilitator and four students. 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. Possible themes could include small talk, networking or presentation skills, cultural topics, general conversation, etc.  Students can sign-up for one group per month.

* Groups will be formed every fall and spring semester. 

October 2020 

Facilitator: Erik Goodale

  • Day: Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Location: WebEx

Group 1: Time: 4 p.m. US Central

Group 2: Time: 5 p.m. US Central

Group 3: Time: 6 p.m. US Central

October 2020 

Facilitator: Tim Kochem

  • Day: Thursdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Location: WebEx

Group 4: Time: 7 p.m. US Central

Group 5: Time: 8 p.m. US Central

October 2020 

Facilitator: Jeanne Beck

  • Day: Mondays, October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Location: WebEx

Group 6: Time: 3 p.m. US Central

Group 7: Time: 5 p.m. US Central