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Vocal Yoga

Wednesdays, January 31, February 7 & 14, 10:00am-11:00am, In-person

Attendance is required at ALL 3 sessions

Vocal Yoga is a 3-part voice workshop designed to help you get your voice in shape for public speaking. Learn about breath, relaxation, and focus; practice simple exercises to build confidence and turn stress into clear, powerful speech.

Vocal Yoga consists of three sessions:

Postdoc Writing Accountability Groups

Postdoc Writing Accountability Groups - New Pilot Program!

Are you currently writing and struggling to make progress? Would you benefit from the support of an accountability group?

OPA is piloting a new program to support postdocs in achieving their writing goals through small writing accountability groups and training to drive progress in their writing. These writing accountability groups will support each other through a 6-week writing sprint.

Professional & Academic Writing Winter

II: Professional & Academic Writing

Prerequisite: Oral Communication

Winter Session: Thursdays, February 8 - March 14, 5:00pm-7:00pm

This  course on academic writing for publication focuses on learning to write coherently, clearly, and concisely. It will also include some practice in writing effective emails, letters, and short proposals. The course includes two 30-minute individual tutorials with the instructor.

Accent Reduction Winter

IV. Accent Reduction

Prerequisite: Oral Communication

Winter Session: Tuesdays, February 6 - March 12, 4:30pm-6:30pm

This class helps non-native speakers to recognize and practice American English sounds, stress, and intonation patterns in order to improve comprehension and intelligibility. This is accomplished through identification of problem areas, focused practice and recording of exercises for instructor feedback.

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Oral Communication Winter

I: Oral Communication

Winter Session: Monday, January 29 - Thursday, February 1, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Attendance is required ALL 4 Days

This course focuses on helping students improve their oral communication skills for academic and daily life. Emphasis is on increasing confidence and fluency through realistic activities both in and out of class covering pronunciation, idiom and slang usage, active listening skills, and conversation strategies.

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Professional & Academic Writing Fall

II: Professional & Academic Writing

Prerequisite: Oral Communication

Fall Session: Thursdays, October 19 - November 30 (no class 11/23), 5:00pm-7:00pm

This  course on academic writing for publication focuses on learning to write coherently, clearly, and concisely. It will also include some practice in writing effective emails, letters, and short proposals. The course includes two 30-minute individual tutorials with the instructor.

Oral Communication Fall B

I: Oral Communication

Fall Session B: Monday, October 9 - Thursday, October 12, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Attendance is required ALL 4 Days

This course focuses on helping students improve their oral communication skills for academic and daily life. Emphasis is on increasing confidence and fluency through realistic activities both in and out of class covering pronunciation, idiom and slang usage, active listening skills, and conversation strategies.

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