ESL Cafe Session: Language and Culture- How are they connected?

February 13, 2024 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Ross South 327

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

In this session we will explore how languages we speak reflect our cultural values, practices, and traditions. We will discuss, compare, and practice intercultural communication through language games and interactive scenarios/quests.

Instructions to register for the session:

  1. Watch this instructional video to help you register:

  1. Go to, select ESL OLC Language Facilitation service and log in with Passport York credentials
  2. Select the Group session – Theme Class: ESL Café and click on Book Session

About ESL Cafe Sessions:

These sessions are great for those wishing to improve their critical thinking skills, as well as their ability to engage in academic discussion or debate in the context of a class or group project where they need to have their voice heard. 

ESL Café sessions provide students opportunities to engage in guided academic discussions and debates covering a range of thematic topics.

Each session is separated into three types of speaking activity, namely: interpersonal communication, timed argumentative mini-debates, and critical discussions regarding abstract concepts and ideas. These sessions are designed to provide ample time for oral production and practice.

For more information, please check out the ESL Open Learning Centre Website