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English Conversation Café: ACCESS - An opportunity for UVic students with English as an additional language

Join us Wednesdays from 12pm to 1pm

September 14 to December 7, 2022, in front of room 135m in the Mearns Centre for Learning/ McPherson Library

The Academic Critical Communication in English Seminar Series (ACCESS/English Café) is an opportunity for all UVic students with English as an additional language to improve their ability to read and communicate in English within an academic context. Participants will practice reading, listening, and discussion skills in a relaxed atmosphere, receive coaching on vocabulary use and pronunciation, and get tips for developing confidence with reading and speaking.

Students who attend this series will learn and practice skills to

  • Increase reading speed and fluency
  • Build vocabulary
  • Respond critically to writing
  • Be more confident participating in group discussions

Attendance is limited to 12 students per session. Facilitated by EAL specialists, Madeline Walker and Kaveh Tagharobi

Come join us for fun and conversation!

Contact Madeline ( for more information

Individual “Learn Abouts...”

  • Available in one-hour slots
  • Personalized workshop sessions offering a choice of relevant topics: planning your writing, self-editing, strong paragraphs, critical reading, listening and note-taking, effective presentations, and critical speaking
  • Location: online, via Zoom
  • To book an appointment for your personal “Learn About…” please email