The ESL Center runs a number of workshops for ESL students. Each workshop focuses on a specific skill of the English language and aims to extend the skills obtained in the classroom in a friendly and relaxed environment.
What Workshops are offered?
The Center currently offers four workshops: Conversation, Reading, Writing and Vocabulary.
When and where are the workshops?
Our workshops are conducted the following times:
Conversation Workshop: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in CG 413.
What happens at the workshops?
Each workshop is run differently depending on the subject area. Conversation workshops often involve discussion of a main topic, group work and then the class comes together to share what they’ve discussed in their groups. Reading often involves building comprehension of a mainstream piece of writing rather than a textbook, and application of a reading strategy. Writing entails generation of ideas and writing for specified topics such as how to write a descriptive paragraph. Writing integrates grammar and writing exercises so ESL students can get a lot of practice writing in different formats. Drama is all about role-playing different scenarios ESL students may find themselves in, mostly humorous scenarios.
What do I need to bring?
Bring a pen and paper to all of our workshops.
Will I have to pay for a workshop?
Absolutely not! All of our workshops are offered for free to ESL students.
Do I need to make an appointment?
No, simply arrive on time for the beginning of your chosen workshop.
What we expect of you:
All participants in the workshops are asked to attend on time, and contribute actively to the learning environment. Participation is a must if you want to get the most out of these extracurricular activities.