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Improve Your English: Discussion Groups for International Graduate Students and Postdocs

The English Language Program (ELP) is offering discussion groups for international graduate students and postdocs who would like to improve their oral communication skills in English.
Participants appreciate the opportunity to meet in small groups to discuss a variety of topics.  The focus of the group could be expanded to practice presentation skills as well.  Our discussion groups meet for an hour each week.  An ELP instructor will facilitate the group and will offer feedback on language issues.  Please email us at to join a group.

English Language Program Workshops

The ELP offers a variety of workshops for international graduate students and postdocs.  Past workshop topics included Delivering Effective Presentations, Pronunciation Workshops, Small Talk and Writing Effective Emails. Our workshops are offered during semester breaks.  For dates and times check Upcoming Events on the McGraw Center’s homepage.

Teaching Support for International AIs

The ELP offers services for graduate students who are currently teaching.  If you feel that you might benefit from additional English language support, we offer individual meetings and/or classroom visits to all types of classes (lecture, lab, or precept).  ELP instructors provide feedback on the effectiveness of your spoken English in the classroom setting.  You can contact us at any point during the semester.  The individual meetings and class visits are not evaluative and the details about our meetings are discussed only with you. 

For more information, or to sign up for our programs, email us at or call the English Language Program at 609-258-6929.