We offer workshops and events for international and multilingual students at U of T.
Register for upcoming events under PROGRAM REGISTRATION.
Workshop: Strategies for Expressing Your Ideas in Group Discussions
Do you sometimes find it challenging to express yourself with your peers, either due to feelings of nervousness or the speed of conversations? Would you like to feel more confident while participating in group activities and projects?
In this interactive workshop, explore how to manage nervousness and perfectionism while collaborating with others. And together, we’ll co-develop practical strategies that you can immediately apply in your classroom and lab activities.
Through group discussions and short activities:
- Identify the causes of nervousness while talking with peers.
- Recognize your existing strengths and abilities in group discussions.
- Brainstorm ways to get involved instantly in a conversation.
- Set personal goals that are achievable and realistic.
Workshop: Overcoming the Messaging that Your English “Isn’t Good Enough”
As a multilingual student, are there times when you feel that your English “isn’t good enough”? Have you ever been corrected without permission? Do you find yourself staying quiet during conversations or apologizing when you speak up?
Through storytelling and open discussion, this workshop will address the impacts of these experiences on users of English as an additional language (EAL), and critically examine where negative messages about varieties of English come from.
Also learn about:
- Englishes used around the world (e.g., forms, dialects, accents).
- Language practices such as “Lingua Franca English”.
- Benefits of translanguaging in learning and communication.
- Ways to challenge accent-related discrimination.
- Mindset practices to reduce self-criticism and perfectionism.
- Strategies to engage your audience without apologizing.
International Student Panel
Attend this panel event where international student panelists will share their insights and tips with you about navigating cultural and academic transitions while studying at U of T.
Discussion topics include:
- Transitioning and adapting to a different educational system
- Adjusting to cultural norms and practices in academics
- Managing time for school and co-curricular activities
- Reflecting on language-based challenges and successes
- Making social connections and finding community
- Working in Canada and planning for post-graduation
Feel free to reach out to Yaseen Ali (he/him), Learning Strategist, Community & Intercultural Learning, for a one-on-one learning strategist appointment: email@example.com.
Undergraduate and graduate international students at U of T
Register for sessions on CLNx through the links below:
Fall 2023 & Winter 2024
Strategies for Expressing Your Ideas in Group Discussions
- Wednesday, October 18, 6 – 7:15 p.m. for undergraduate students (Virtual)
- Thursday, October 19, 6 – 7:15 p.m. for graduate students (Virtual)
Overcoming the Messaging that Your English “Isn’t Good Enough”
- Wednesday, October 25, 6 – 7:30 p.m. for undergraduate students (Virtual)
- Thursday, October 26, 6 – 7:30 p.m. for graduate students (Virtual)
- Thursday, November 16, 6 – 7:30 p.m. for graduate students (Virtual)
International Student Panel
This event will take place in the Winter 2024 semester. Please check back later for more details.