Oct 19

Workshop - It's about Time!

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Time: 4:30 PM
Location: University College (UC) Room 52

How to Register: Register here – Limited Space!
Eligibility: 2022-23 IFP Student

Did you know we are just about half way through the fall term but there are still nearly 20 assessments until the winter break? How do you keep track of everything you need to do? Join Stephen Oliver, IFP Program Advisor, for a workshop that will allow you to improve and strengthen your time management and organization skills in order to keep track of those assessments and set yourself up for IFP success.

Oct 24

Event - IFP Fall Party

IFP Fall Party Poster FINAL

Date: Monday, October 24, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: New College, William Doo Auditorium (45 Willcocks Street)

Food Included!

How to Register: Coming Soon
Eligibility: 2022-23 IFP Student

Let’s get together and celebrate Fall! We are excited to invite you to our first formal event on October 24th from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM in the William Doo Auditorium.

We will be having snacks and refreshments provided along with a number of fun activities like games and scary movies! We hope to see you there.

Oct 26

Workshop - Overcoming the Messaging that Your English "Isn't Good Enough"

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: New College, William Doo Auditorium (45 Willcocks Street)

Snacks Included!

How to Register: Limited Space – Registration Link Coming Soon!
Eligibility: 2022-23 IFP Student

Have you ever been in a situation where someone made you feel like your English was “not good enough”? Has there been a time when you felt reluctant to participate fully in a conversation or feared that no one would understand you? Where do these messages come from and how can we address them?

In this interactive session, we will discuss our identities and inner thoughts as they relate to communicating in English as an additional language (EAL). The workshop will cover topics such as the importance of global Englishes, accents, and dialects; the benefits of multilingualism in academic learning; and translanguaging (i.e. switching between two or multiple languages) as a valid practice for strengthening your EAL skills. We will also talk about how to challenge some of the external factors and dynamics that can negatively impact confidence.

As IFP students at the University of Toronto, this in-person workshop is aimed at you as a multilingual student here! You will have opportunities to raise issues important to you and see yourself belonging within UofT.

Nov 2

Virtual Workshop - How Identity Impacts Learning

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Platform: Virtual Workshop. Information will be sent to registered participants

How to Register: Limited Space – Registration Link Coming Soon!
Eligibility: 2022-23 IFP Student

As an international student working at the University of Toronto – and using English as an additional language (EAL) – you might feel added pressures regarding your performance or have feelings of self-doubt. Some call this feeling like an “imposter”: feeling that you do not belong at university and everyone else is smarter than you.

In this workshop we will discuss some of the common ways that stress and feeling like an imposter can occur for students. We will explore:

  • How “thinking traps” that can lead negative self-talk and self-doubt
  • How your sense of your identity can affect your cognitive patterns
  • How microaggressions (i.e. subtle or not-subtle statements of discrimination) might affect you and how to respond to them

As an international student at the IFP, you will come away from this in-person workshop with strategies for self-empowerment and building a network of connections (personal and academic) so you can thrive.