The Conversation Partners Program matches native and nonnative speakers of English for informal conversations. The program is designed to help nonnative students gain confidence in English and navigate local culture. Practicing English outside of the classroom environment is important in improving English proficiency. By speaking with native English speakers, the nonnative students will be able to participate more actively in the classroom and succeed academically. At the same time, both native and nonnative speakers will expand their cultural knowledge, make friends, and build a network of professional contacts.
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How Conversation Partners Program Works
Nonnative students will be matched with native or near-native English-speaking students for informal conversations in English. Partners will meet independently on a weekly basis on or off-campus. They will decide when and where to meet and what to discuss or do. Throughout the semester, events with light refreshments will take place on campus, to which all participating students are invited. Partners who met regularly will get a certificate at the end of the semester.
The application period for the Fall 2020 semester is now open.
To join Conversation Partners Program for the Fall semester, apply here.
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