Speak UP: Weekly English Speaking Group

Speak UP: Weekly English Speaking Group

Make time to talk!  Join Speak UP!

Speak UP is a weekly speaking group that focuses on advanced, real-world language use in everyday university contexts. Lessons include cultural information, commonly used phrases, and pronunciation tips. Participants have an opportunity to engage with their new knowledge through group discussions and role-plays with international and American peers.  Speak UP sessions are a great opportunity to meet new people.

The group meets weekly for 10 weeks each semester.  Each session focuses on a different aspect or context of communication that is common in university life.  Sessions are led by an experienced EPPIC language specialist.

Speak UP Sessions, Spring 2024

January 25 – March 28, 2024:  Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 P.M. in 220A Boucke Building

    • January 25:  Talking with Anyone Small Talk in the U.S.
    • February 1:  Talking with Everyone: Conversational Everyday Phrases
    • February 8:  Talking in Idioms:  Understanding Slang and Metaphors
    • February 15:  Talking with/at/over:  Using Phrasal Verbs to Sound Less Formal
    • February 22:  Talking with Friends: Socializing at a Bar or Restaurant
    • February 29: Talking about Americans: Sharing Observations from the U.S. and Discussing Culture Shock
    • March 14:  Talking in Groups: Joining Conversations and Participating in Discussions
    • March 21:  Talking with Advisers: Negotiating and Being Your Own Advocate
    • March 28:  Networking: Breaking the Ice at Professional Events

We look forward to talking–in and about English–with you!

Click here for a printable schedule of Speak UP sessions for spring 2024.  To register for sessions, visit the Speak UP registration page on our *new app* here.