Top 3 Reasons You Should Join a College Club

Top 3 Reasons You Should Join a College Club

Most universities have a large number of student clubs they offer.

Different schools place different emphasis on student’s interests. For example, some schools promote volunteer clubs, while others promote sports, music, or arts clubs.

Before you chose your college, did you check what extracurricular activities the school offered?

This ESL lesson will improve your English speaking ability and let you get creative coming up with college club ideas.

Part I: Let’s Chat about the Photo

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1. What’s the man doing?

2. Do you own a pair of shoes like his?

3. Do you think the audience is making fun of him?

4. What’s the ratio of men to women?

5. What kind of college club is this?

Part II: Take the Survey and Talk About It

1. What club(s) do you belong to at your university?

Academic Associations
Athletic Groups
Political Groups
Fraternities and Sororities
Honours Organizations
Language Groups
Literary Clubs
Military Groups
Musical Clubs
Religious Organizations
Service Organizations
Social Clubs
Support Groups
Student Government Association

2. How long have you belonged to that club?

Less than 3 months
3-6 months
6-12 months
18-24 months
More than 2 years

3. How has being a club member enhanced your educational experience?

4. What needs to happen to make your club experience even better? (Choose all that apply)

More meetings
Different schedule
More activities
Dedicated meeting/activity space
Different leader
Others

5. Why is it important to be a part of your club?

Social development
Professional development
Enhance academic performance
Networking
Other

6. How did you learn about your club?

A poster/sign
Club member
Friend
Classmate
Professor
Email/Website
Club Event
Other

7. Does your club do fund raisers to raise money for activities?

Yes
No

8. Do you actively recruit members for your club?

Yes
No

9. Will you stay in this club for another school year?

Yes
No

10. Do you think adding your club to your resume will increase your chances of getting a job when you graduate university?

Yes
No

Part III: Share Your Opinions

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Discussion Activity

The president of your university has asked students to create one club for each of the 8 club categories below.

The clubs you create should best represent that club category in your university.

The reason he has requested your help is because the university only has enough classroom space during off-school hours to accommodate one club per classroom.

As a group create one club for each of the 8 categories based on which ones you feel would be most popular among students. Be creative and try to reach group consensus with your classmates.

8 Club Categories
  • Academic Association
  • Athletic Groups
  • Language Groups
  • Literary Clubs
  • Musical Clubs
  • Service Organizations
  • Social Clubs
  • Support Groups

Did you enjoy this ESL Lesson? 

Top 3 Reasons You Should Join a College Club

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