New Graduate Student Workshops

August 18, 2019

Throughout the year, CELLTR offers graduate students teaching and learning workshops to support them in SFU’s multilingual and multicultural environment. This semester, CELLTR partnered with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Student Learning Commons to host an EAL workshop for grad students to kick off the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. 3MT is a worldwide competition where students present their research in engaging and accessible ways in three minutes. The workshop highlighted the resources and hidden strengths that EAL students bring to an English dominant university context. CELLTR’s Dr. Valia Spiliotopoulos offered tips on how to leverage plurilingual resources and cultural identities in academic communication, while Dr. Tim Mossman (SLC) presented on speaking clearly in processional settings.

In Addition, CELLTR, the Student Learning Commons, and Research Commons, collaborated to offer Academic writing for graduate students, an intensive 10 week, co-curricular workshop.

For more information on EAL graduate workshops or support services, contact

CELLTR, Intercultural Communication, EAL