The Language of Advanced Discussions

Much of the discussion that takes place in classrooms, during meetings with supervisors, and in social interactions 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 program, you will learn the language for debating, managing a class discussion, and articulating your opinion. Participants will have an opportunity to apply what they have learned by facilitating a 15-minute discussion on a topic of their choice.

Hosted by:

  • Centre for Teaching and Learning

Recommended Audience:

  • International and new resident graduate students who are already highly effective communicators in English and would like to enhance their skills further

Learning Outcomes:

  • Facilitate small-group discussions
  • Articulate your ideas clearly and concisely