Student Learning Commons: Presentations and Participation

The best way to gain confidence and skills in participating in class, speaking in public, or delivering presentations is frequent practice.

Safe places to practice your speaking skills

  • Conversation Café (Student Learning Commons).
  • Burnaby Mountain Toastmasters at SFU
    • Burnaby Mountain Toastmasters meets year-round at SFU Burnaby, Wednesdays 6:30 pm-8:15pm. Locations vary, so Interested persons should join the mailing list by contacting, or check the Facebook page.
  • Surrey Business Friends Toastmasters (meets year-round at SFU Surrey, Rm. 3120, Thursdays 7:20 AM - 8:50 AM.
  • Toastmasters - Find a club near you.

The Student Learning Commons offers free PowerPoint workshops to SFU students during the Fall & Spring semesters.

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Student Learning Commons and other SFU resources


Class Participation

  • Effective Seminar Participation
  •  Adventures of Jason (Part 1) - a comic about how a new international student learns to about effective tutorial participation, as well as other academic tasks (produced by SFU's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the English as an Additional Language Implementation Project).

Online Class Participation/ Discussion Fora

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External links


Class participation

Web discussion forum participation

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