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ESL Café

You are invited to join our ESL Café where you can discuss interesting topics designed by the OLC facilitators to practice your oral communication skills. These sessions are great for those wishing to improve their critical thinking skills, as well as their ability to engage in academic discussion or debate in the context of a class or group project where they need to have their voice heard. This ESL Café session provides students opportunities to engage in guided academic discussions and debates covering a range of thematic topics. Each session is separated into three types of speaking activity, namely: interpersonal communication, timed argumentative mini-debates, and critical discussions regarding abstract concepts and ideas. These sessions are designed to provide ample time for oral production and practice.

You can see the current schedule of the ESL Café sessions offered both online and in-person on the weekly calendar in the booking system.

The OLC allows me to get in touch and network with highly educated staff who patiently guide, assist and support me in the academic context at York U.

— Amir Lajevardi

The tutor who offered me assignment help is really responsible and professional. I was taught how to analyze the required instructions of the assignment and how to structure my essay in a coherent way.

— Joyce Xiaoying Yang

The OLC facilitators helped me a lot with my annotated bibliography assignment. They were very nice and patient and encouraged me to express myself.

— Dongnia Lin

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