Four good reasons why you should work really hard to improve your oral communication skills starting today:

  • You can do better presentations in class.
  • You can develop a network of professors, TAs and friends to help you achieve your goals.
  • You can project more confidence during interviews.
  • You will enjoy better chances of success during job placement terms.

With better oral communication skills, you can enjoy greater participation in campus life. Studies show that students who are more actively involved in campus life end up with better grades.

Useful Tips:

  • Use English instead of your mother-tongue at every opportunity.
  • Attend the Effective Oral Communication Workshop.
  • Make an appointment with the CTL English Language Development Support Coordinator to work out a personal program for your improvement.
  • Use online presentations skill support or attend a presentations skills workshop.
  • Participate actively in the Communication Café.


How do I get into one of these CTL English Language Development Support seminars or Cafés?

Your homepage on the Intranet will list the upcoming seminars and Cafés for the next 10 days. You can click on the link there and sign up. If you wish to know the whole CTL English Language Development Support seminar and Café schedule for the whole semester, please see the calendar.

How can I find out when the workshops are held?

All ELDS co-curricular programming is listed on the intranet. You can also view the events calendar on our homepage. You can also download a schedule of our workshop dates, times and locations from our homepage. For credit courses, visit the UTSC calendar and look under Centre for Teaching and Learning.