Much of the discussion that takes place in classrooms, meetings with supervisors, and social discussions involves being able to justify why you think what you think. Articulating your opinion successfully requires a familiarity with patterns of reasoning and persuasion in English. In this class, you will learn the language for debating, managing a discussion, and articulating your opinion. This workshop is designed for international and new resident graduate students who are already highly effective communicators in English and who would like to enhance their academic, interpersonal, and professional communication skills further. Postdocs will be considered sufficient space permitting.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration is limited to 25 participants. We collect a $20.00 refundable deposit, which will be returned to you after the session. After you register online, please bring your deposit (cash or cheque) to Alicia Hitchcock at the front desk of the Teaching Support Centre (Room 122, D.B. Weldon Library) between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. If you cannot bring your deposit please bring deposit to Nadine LeGros (Room 122G, D.B. Weldon Library). If we do not receive your deposit two business days (by 4:00 p.m.) before the start of the session, your registration may be deleted in order to allow someone on the waiting list to register.
The Language of Advanced Discussions
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Thursday, November 22, 2012 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Occurs weekly every Tuesday, Thursday
Room 120 - Teaching Support Centre