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Talk like an Academic

Talk Like and Academic provides academic communication support for graduate-level students with English as an additional language (EAL).  

This program comprises seven two-hour workshops over seven weeks.  

Participants will learn and practice English language communication skills and strategies for interacting in typical graduate-student academic and professional scenarios, including: 

  • Summarizing and discussing research in brief interactions with fellow academics 
  • Interacting with professors and/or advisors 
  • Interacting as TAs with students 
  • Participating in classroom and group work discussions 
  • Communicating in job interviews 
  • Conducting presentations and thesis defenses 
  • Talking about your research at conferences 


  • This program is offered in the winter semester. Registration opens in December. 
  • University of Guelph graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or visiting scholars with English as an additional language (EAL) are welcome.  
  • Participants should ensure they can attend all seven weeks of this program due to the cumulative nature of the content. 

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