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Language Center - Workshops

The Language Center runs a number of workshops for ESL and other language students. 

What Workshops are offered?

The Center currently offers Conversation Cafe workshops in CG-413. You do not need to make an appointment to join Conversation Cafe. Simply come to room 413 on the 4th floor of the CG building when club meetings are held.


Where and When are the workshops?

All workshops are located in CG 413

American Sign Language Conversation Workshops:

  • Mondays: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Arabic Conversation Workshops:

  • Wednesdays: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Chinese Conversation Workshops:

  • Thursdays: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

French Conversation Workshops:

  • Mondays: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

German Conversation Workshops:

  • Wednesdays: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Japanese Conversation Workshops:

  • Mondays: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Spanish Conversation Workshops:

  • Mondays: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

ESL Conversation Workshops:

  • Tuesdays: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Russian:

  • Tuesdays: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

What happens at the workshops?

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?

No! All of our workshops are FREE to NOVA ESL students.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No. 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.

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