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English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (10 week series)

May 24, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017

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English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (10 week series)


CIE's English Communication Program (ECP) is a non-credit program that gives U of T students who speak English as a second language the opportunity to further develop their communication skills in English, gain insight into Canadian culture and life at U of T, and share cross-cultural experiences.

Classes are facilitated by volunteers with teaching, cross-cultural, and international experience.

Most ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of May 22 (unless otherwise noted).  They are 10 weeks long.

Most classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.) except for activities/classes planned that visit other locations.

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTION

Practise Speaking English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (PD1):  This series of classes gives International Post-Doctoral Researchers practice talking about their research and other topics in English.  The class will cover English grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary expansion and will provide opportunities to practise speaking. The goal is to help participants improve their English speaking and listening skills important for academic presentations, answering questions, interviews, and conversations with co-workers, supervisors, and new friends in Canada.

This series runs Wednesday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00pm starting May 24.

Attendance policy
Due to the high demand for classes and out of respect for the many students who wish to take our classes but cannot get in, we have implemented the following attendance policy:

If you miss two sessions without notifying your instructor or the ECP office you will be dropped from the class and a student from the waiting list will be admitted in your place.

Refund policy
No refunds will be given after the second scheduled class, or due to class cancellation.

If you are a new BookIT user, you are advised to register with the system in advance of the registration. Your UTORid and password are required to use the system.

If you have an accessibility requirement or special circumstance and would prefer to register in person, please contact our office at 416-946-8509 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (10 week series)

May 25, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017

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English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (10 week series)


CIE's English Communication Program (ECP) is a non-credit program that gives U of T students who speak English as a second language the opportunity to further develop their communication skills in English, gain insight into Canadian culture and life at U of T, and share cross-cultural experiences.

Classes are facilitated by volunteers with teaching, cross-cultural, and international experience.

Most ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of May 22 (unless otherwise noted).  They are 10 weeks long.

Most classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.) except for activities/classes planned that visit other locations.

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTION

Practise Speaking English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (PD2)—Specialized Classes:  This series of classes is for speakers of Mandarin and Cantonese who are further developing English communication skills  and prefer specialized communication classes.  These classes give International Post-Doctoral Researchers (and interested Graduate Students) the opportunity to improve their English speaking skills in discussing their research and other topics.  There will be a combination of in-class discussions and out-of-class field trips.  Each participant/learner will also have the opportunity for a personal coaching session to work on their pronunciation.  (Please note that Graduate Students will need to contact the CIE ECP Office in order to register.)

This series runs Thursday mornings from 10:00am to 12:00pm starting May 25.

Attendance policy
Due to the high demand for classes and out of respect for the many students who wish to take our classes but cannot get in, we have implemented the following attendance policy:

If you miss two sessions without notifying your instructor or the ECP office you will be dropped from the class and a student from the waiting list will be admitted in your place.

Refund policy
No refunds will be given after the second scheduled class, or due to class cancellation.

If you are a new BookIT user, you are advised to register with the system in advance of the registration. Your UTORid and password are required to use the system. 

If you have an accessibility requirement or special circumstance and would prefer to register in person, please contact our office at 416-946-8509 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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Grad Escape: Shakespeare in High Park: King Lear

Jul 28, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Public

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Grad Escape: Shakespeare in High Park: King Lear

Come out to High Park to see Shakespeare's "King Lear", with your fellow graduate students, under the stars. We'll meet up as a group prior to the show. Students will be emailed in advance. The show starts at 8pm.

*There is a suggested donation of pay what you can at the gate entrance to the show. 

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English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English in the City (10 week series)

May 31, 2017 - Aug 2, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

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English Communication Program – Summer 2017 – English in the City (10 week series)

*If the class is full (registration sold out) and you are interested, please contact elaine.munro@utoronto.ca to join the waiting list or check for new spots in the class.

CIE's English Communication Program (ECP) is a non-credit program that gives U of T students who speak English as a second language the opportunity to further develop their communication skills in English, gain insight into Canadian culture and life at U of T, and share cross-cultural experiences.

Classes are facilitated by volunteers with teaching, cross-cultural, and international experience.

Most Summer ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of May 22 (unless otherwise noted).  They are 10 weeks long.

Most classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.) except for activities/classes planned that visit other locations.

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTION

English in the City (EC1):  This class meets at a different city spot in a different neighbourhood each week. Practise English in real life situations and chat about social issues, popular culture, fashion/styles, cultural differences, world politics, etc. The focus is on enhancing communication skills and in developing confidence using English.  Gain insights into Canadian culture and share cross-cultural experiences. Beyond the registration cost, expect to spend about $10.00 per class on city transportation, coffee or lunch. You can expect to do some walking, so dress comfortably!

This class series runs Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm starting the afternoon of May 31, 2017.

Attendance policy
Due to the high demand for classes and out of respect for the many students who wish to take our classes but cannot get in, we have implemented the following attendance policy:

If you miss two sessions without notifying your instructor or the ECP office you will be dropped from the class and a student from the waiting list will be admitted in your place.

Refund policy
No refunds will be given after the second scheduled class, or due to class cancellation.

If you are a new BookIT user, you are advised to register with the system in advance of the registration. Your UTORid and password are required to use the system.

If you have an accessibility requirement or special circumstance and would prefer to register in person, please contact our office at 416-946-8509 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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Grad Escape: Dodgeball at the Athletic Centre

Aug 3, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Dodgeball at the Athletic Centre

Release some stress and join other graduate students for a game of dodgeball at the Athletic Centre in the Upper gym. (Special arrangements will be made to let you in for this event but bring your t-card.)

This event will be faciliated by a staff person from MoveU. 

No experience required.

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Grad Talk: Beyond Books: Using the U of T Libraries as a Grad Student

Aug 15, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: Beyond Books: Using the U of T Libraries as a Grad Student

With 44 libraries at the University of Toronto, it may be overwhelming to figure out where to begin conducting research. This talk will showcase library resources and services that are of particular interest to grad students, including unique collections beyond books (e.g., archives, maps, and datasets) and how librarians can support grad students with their research process. Pizza will be served. Pizza will be available.

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Grad Escape: Games Night at Bampot House of Tea

Aug 22, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Games Night at Bampot House of Tea

Join your fellow graduate students for some tea, refreshments and play unlimited board games at this popular venue.

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Step Up 2017

Aug 28, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017

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  • Public

Step Up 2017

Are you a new first-year student who completed secondary school outside of Canada?  

If so, then Step Up might be for you!

Step Up is an immersive, residential, transition program which will assist you in your process of orienting to a new social and academic environment. Meet professors, fellow new and upper-year students, and staff members who will be a part of your U of T experience over the next few years. Learn how to navigate and take advantage of the many opportunities to enrich your U of T experience.

Eligibility

Step Up is open to first-year undergraduates at the St. George campus who are either international students or who did their secondary level education outside of Canada, and who will beginning studies in one of the following U of T faculties in September 2017:

Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Faculty of Arts and Science (St. George only)
Faculty of Music
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

Registration

Registration is by invitation only.  If you are eligible, you will have received an invitation by email. If you believe you are eligible but did not receive an email, please contact us at the address listed below.

Please note that payment should be made only after your registration has been processed.

Dates and Details

For 2017, Step Up will run from Monday, August 28 through to Thursday, August 31, with optional social outings on Friday, September 1. 

Move-in will be on Sunday, August 27 and move-out will happen on Friday, September 1 in the morning.  Anyone moving in to a U of T residence will be granted an early move-in on Friday.

Please see the CIE website for more details about the Step Up program.

The cost for the week is $300.

Please use your JOINid/UTORid and password to log in to BookIT. Do NOT register as an external user.

 

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