English Development Workshop Series

English Development Workshop Series

The English Development Workshops assist international students with strengthing their skills in academic writing, reading and vocabulary development, pronunciation, conversation, and grammar in the English language. Representatives from the Program in Academic English/ESL facilitate these workshops. 

Past Topics

Week 3

Wednesday, April 19th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Humanities Hall 312D

Fun with Idioms!
Presenter: Anna Striedter

Idioms are phrases that can make the English language very lively and expressive, but when they are used incorrectly, it can backfire. Join us to practice getting some of the most common idioms right and learn to sound more like a native.

Week 7

Monday, May 15th
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Humanities Hall 312D

Make Your Writing Flow Smoothly: Using Cohesive Devices
Presenter: Jacob Ludwig

Are you looking for ways to make your writing easier to read?  Come and learn different styles and ways to write clearly and fluidly with cohesive devices.

Week 9

Thursday, June 1st
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Humanities Hall 312D

Conversation Skills: Navigating through Restaurants and Retail
Presenter: Gina Ruggiero

Learn the necessary conversation skills required when in various situations in restaurants and retail stores. Some include ordering from a menu, paying a meal bill, purchasing items in a retail store, and returning/exchanging items. Navigate these tricky situations through interactive and fun group activities.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact programs@ic.uci.edu

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