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The ISRC offers a variety of workshops each semester, including conversation clubs and holiday celebrations. Other workshops  focus on academic help with subjects such as reading, writing, and grammar. 

Winter 2016 Workshops

International Conversation Club:

Do you want to meet students from other countries and the U.S. to learn about other cultures and practice English? Come to Conversation Club in the ISRC from 3:30 - 4:45 every Thursday. Discussions led by ISRC staff. LBC approved.

IELTS Preparation Workshops:

Are you preparing for the IELTS exam? The ISRC is hosting a month of   IELTS workshops with tips and practice on Fridays from 10:00am - 12:00pm in G07B Halle Library. Come to any or all sessions: Speaking: Friday, January 29; Reading: Friday, February 5;  Listening: Friday, February 12; Writing: Friday, February 19.


World Poetry Day

For thousands of years, humans have created poetry. Poems help us share our stories and traditions, express our feelings, and ask important questions about the world around us. In that tradition, the ESL program invites you to join us to celebrate World Poetry Day!

When: Monday, March 21, from 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Where: King Hall’s Multicultural Lounge

Please join us for lunch and poetry! Bring your favorite poem (in any language) to share with your fellow students, then help the rest of us understand what it means. We will use English, drawings, props, and body language to share poetry and learn about each other’s traditions. Our last activity will be a poetry-writing race (in English). The poems we write will be displayed for the rest of the month at the ISRC.

How can you get ready to participate? Start looking for a poem to share now! When you find one you like, please bring it to the ISRC (319 King Hall) and put it on our “Poet-Tree.” On World Poetry Day, we will share our poems until we run out of time.

World Poetry Day was established by UNESCO in 1999 to encourage people around the world to share their creativity, languages, cultures, and traditions through poetry. To find out more, please visit http://www.un.org/en/events/poetryday/.



English as a Second Language is part of the World Languages Department, 219 Alexander, 734.487.0130