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Speak and Connect

Speak and Connect is a series of free conversational workshops designed to facilitate the integration of international students to the university by developing their English language skills and their confidence communicating in different contexts at university.

About Speak and Connect

The Speak & Connect program is a series of peer-facilitated workshops designed to help you meet new friends, practise and develop your English language and communication skills, and give you lots of useful tips and strategies for connecting at university.


After completing this program, you will:

  • feel a sense of connectedness and belonging
  • be able to use strategies for successful communication
  • be able to communicate competently in English
  • be aware of and sensitive to different cultures
  • be confident in your study skills

Rewards Program

By attending the Speak & Connect program, you can access many benefits! If you attend 5 or 6 workshops, you will receive:

  • 100% attendance (6 workshops) - “Certificate of Recognition” and 2 gifts
  • 80% attendance (5 workshops) - “Certificate of Recognition” and 1 gift

Attending the Speak & Connect program may also help students accrue points towards professional engagement programs offered in their course of study at the University of Sydney and other award programs.