Description: Making small talk is one of the most challenging types of speaking to master in a second language. In this workshop, we will explore conversation topics, turn-taking strategies, active listening, and sources for sample conversations. We will consider different varieties of small talk in common graduate student contexts, such as getting to know classmates or seeming friendly and confident at a job interview or as a GSI. Come ready to practice with one another and to identify effective ways to practice on your own.
NOTE: This is an interactive workshop, so please come prepared to use your camera and participate!
This workshop is presented by the English Language Institute (ELI).
This session is being offered as part of International Orientation; however, registration is open to continuing students, as well.
|Tuesday, August 10, 2021||9:00 AM - 10:30 AM||Register Here|