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Wilfrid Laurier University Centre for Student Success
October 24, 2014

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VocApp& Vocabulary Cafe




VocApp

If you are looking for ways to improve your vocabulary, download our brand new VocApp on your Android and Apple devices. Created by our graduate student tutor Haydn Lawrence, the VocApp presents a "Word of the Day". You can learn about the origin, pronunciation, and definition of the word, and see how the word is used in a sentence. Here's a sneak peek:

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Go ahead and download it. It's free!

The VocApp is sponsored by the Writing Centre and the Intercultural Development Office.

Vocabulary Cafe

This year marks the introduction of a new initiative called the Vocabulary Cafe. It was held weekly in the fall term and will resume in fall 2014.

The Vocabulary Cafe includes various reading and writing activities that will guide students to develop and apply an expanded and appropriate academic English vocabulary. Activities include language games, vocabulary reviews, and time for individual questions. All students at all levels of language proficiency looking to expand their vocabulary are invited to participate.

During fall 2013, the Vocabulary Cafe was led by Eden, Haydn, and Janet. It is sponsored by the Writing Centre and the Intercultural Development Office.