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ELSO Speaking Groups Program Facilitators

Volunteer to be a Discussion Facilitator and Meet International Graduate Students from Around the World! 

 Do you like working with international, multilingual students from different parts of the world? Are you interested in learning about other cultures? Join the English Language Support Office’s Speaking Groups Program (SGP) this spring as a Discussion Facilitator! It’s a great way to connect with new people on campus, meet graduate students, learn from others, make friends, and offer support to others. 

 FACILITATORS commit for 8-weeks of a semester to help lead and organize small weekly 1-hour discussions with multilingual graduate and professional students. This program brings together international graduate students and fluent English speakers for language support and conversations about culture, academic interests, and campus life. 

 For spring 2024 groups will meet online, on campus, or a combination of both for 8-weeks beginning the week of March 6 and continue until the week of May 7. To be a facilitator, you need to be a Cornell undergraduate student, staff member, graduate student, post-doc, alumni, retiree or faculty, should be fluent in English and have knowledge of US culture. Facilitators determine the weekly hour they will meet (anytime!), add it to our sign-up system, and then participants self-select for a group. 

 For more information on the SGP, visit the website: https://elso.as.cornell.edu/sgp 

To register for the SGP, click here: Facilitator Registration Spring 2024

For any questions or specific concerns, contact Michelle Crow at mtc225@cornell.edu 

Read more about the Speaking Groups Program in the Cornell Chronicle: http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/05/international-speaking-groups-broaden-perspectives