EAWLC Communication Skills Coaching Hour 2023

“Becoming skillful with your interpersonal communications makes life easier.“
– Eleanor James
The way we speak to each other, especially at work, can help you or cause you harm. How fortunate to choose to be skillful and to navigate easily in new or difficult situations like:
How to approach people, asking questions?
How to make small talk, and fit into the circle?
How to deal with difficult people?
How to diffuse situations in a considerate way?
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English Social Conversation @East and West Learning Connections 2023

 *We are constantly recruiting native English-speaking facilitator volunteers for the English Social Conversation program! Please see the invitation message at the end of this announcement.

 Have you ever wondered what to talk about in a social conversation? Or, as an immigrant, do you sometimes feel it is difficult to join your local co-workers’ conversation because you don’t know the people or things they are talking about, or you have some everyday questions that you would like to know how local people would think or deal with? Or do you just want to find a safe, relaxing and friendly environment to talk to some native English speakers, and enjoy a pleasant conversation?

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EAWLC Social Reading Club/读点东西俱乐部: Read Together, Chapter by Chapter

This online club meets ALMOST every week to read books together, chapter by chapter.  Club members, who come from diverse backgrounds and live in different countries, take turns to present the chapter(s) they volunteer to lead the reading of and facilitate the breakout room discussion that follows.  We welcome you to join us and bring your unique life experience and perspective to the discussion!

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East&West Dialogue: Transitioning from University to Career

Sisi Ye and Michelle Shi, from Ottawa and Toronto, respectively, both graduated from McGill University, and have stayed in Montreal to develop their career paths.  The two young, promising career women will come to our East&West Dialogue and share how they have evolved, their work-life balance, as well as feelings and experiences they have had throughout the journey.

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5 Poets Breaking into Song (#7)

George Elliott Clarke & East and West Learning Connections Present

5 Poets Breaking into Song (#7)

Live : 20 St. Joseph St. Toronto (ON), at the Canadian Music Centre. Near Wellesley&Yonge subway station

Saturday, Nov 19, 2022, 7-9  P.M.

Maximum in-person attendees: 50. Masking is required in the building.

Door will open at 6:30 P.M.  First come, first seated.

You can also watch the performance live on Youtube. 

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English Lecture on Ancient Chinese Culture| Ruan Ji: Extreme Eccentric or Champion of Justice?

The Wei-Jin period (220-420 AD) was one of the most chaotic in Chinese imperial history. This turbulent time nonetheless produced distinguished literati (mingshi) of formidable talent and charisma. In this talk, we focus on the figure of Ruan Ji ( 阮籍 , 210-263 AD) and try to understand the pressures that faced the literati of this period and the difficulties that underlay their sometimes eccentric responses.

Free online English event

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East&West Dialogue with Faith Fang and Christina Wang: Across Arts and Sciences

On Oct 14, East and West Learning Connections will host a dialogue with Faith and Christina, two college students whose experiences cross arts and sciences as their interests blend or co-exist. What is their actual experience pursuing their passions in diverse fields? What could it mean for younger students who are now looking for their own direction? Join us to hear and share.

 English dialogue with simultaneous interpreting in Chinese on Zoom.

Open for free to the public.  Everyone is welcome!

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EAWLC Sunday Book Club: Read Together, Chapter by Chapter

This online book club meets ALMOST every Sunday evening to read together books chapter by chapter. Book club members, who come from diverse backgrounds and live in different countries, take turns to present the chapter(s) they volunteer to lead the reading of, and facilitate the breakout room discussion that follows. We welcome you to join us and bring your unique life experience and perspective to the discussion, like everybody else! Continue reading “EAWLC Sunday Book Club: Read Together, Chapter by Chapter”