Our new general education requirements include the First-Year Seminar. Including oral discussion is not new to our FYSems. What might be new is thinking more intentionally about including oral discussion in a planned and scaffolded manner into the class while being aware of helping our students think about ethics about their communication. This workshop provides information to aid teachers in tweaking their seminars considering the new requirements. The Writing Across Emory (WAE) program is hosting Dr. John Duffy to share his experiences and knowledge gained from his time as Director of Notre Dame’s version of the first-year seminar. Dr. Duffy is presenting materials and ideas for incorporating oral activities into the class. The workshop includes interactive time to think through class planning.