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Talk like an Academic

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Today's Hours: 8am - 10pm - All service hours

Talk Like an Academic workshops provide support for graduate-level students with English as an additional language (EAL). Participants will learn and practice English communication skills and strategies for typical academic situations.

Topics include: 

  • Communicating with professors and advisors  
  • Communicating with students as a teaching assistant (TA) 
  • Making your point in class discussions  
  • Communicating in job interviews
  • Listening in lectures and talks  
  • Presenting your research to a general or academic audience


  • This program is offered in the winter semester. Registration opens in January. 
  • University of Guelph graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, or visiting scholars with English as an additional language (EAL) are welcome.
  • Registration is for the entire series of workshops.  

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The library is committed to ensuring that members of our user community with disabilities have equal access to our services and resources and that their dignity and independence is always respected. If you encounter a barrier and/or need an alternate format, please fill out our Library Print and Multimedia Alternate-Format Request Form. Contact us if you’d like to provide feedback: