Monthly Archives: August 2018

Conversation Partners Program Information and Application

From Prof. Elizabeth Minei, Communication Studies  

Hello Baruch Faculty, Staff, and Community Members:

Please let your students know of the following program, Conversation Partners Program (CPP), either in class, on Blackboard, or both. CPP matches native and nonnative speakers of English for informal conversations. The partnerships are a great way for non-native students to gain confidence in English, for native speakers to gain experience in communicating across language barriers, and for both native and nonnative speakers to expand their cultural knowledge, make friends, and build a network of professional contacts. To participate, students should be willing to commit to meeting their partner about one hour per week for a minimum of six conversations. We also feature fun events throughout the semester, like trivia night, tea time, game night, professional development, and a closing ceremony for community building.

To ApplyApplication or

Orientation will be held:

  • Tuesday September 4, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. Location TBD
  • Wednesday September 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Location TBD

For more information and to sign up, see  

The deadline for signing up is September 14, 2018.

Note: CPP often has more nonnative than native students signing up so please encourage both nonnative and native speakers to participate.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me via email: Thank you!


Dr. Elizabeth M. Minei

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication Studies

Director of Conversation Partners Program

Baruch College

City University of New York

55 Lexington Ave., VC 8243

New York, NY 10010

(646) 312-3737

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JLPT Registration Started! (From August 27th to October 1st)

The Registration for JLPT2018 has started. Last year, the NYC venue was closed earlier due to the limited space. If you are interested in taking, please register it ASAP!

What is Japanese-Language Proficiency Test?
The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) will be held both in Japan and abroad to evaluate and certify proficiency in Japanese of non-native speakers.

Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) and The Japan Foundation

Administration of the Test:
JEES administers the test in Japan. Overseas, it is administered by the Japan Foundation together with local host institutions. (In Taiwan, the Japan Foundation and Interchange Association jointly administer the test.)

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2018 Career Forums

*Great way to start off the job searching process
*Scholarships available for students to help cover travel expenses

BOSTON CAREER FORUM 2018 (Nov. 9 – 11)
*Approximately 200 hiring companies
*Scholarships available for students to help cover travel expenses

SAN FRANCISCO CAREER FORUM 2019 (mid-February 2019)

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J.LIVE Talk 2018 Preliminary Round Application September 1~24, 2018

The J.LIVE Talk 2018 Preliminary Round application is open from September 1st to September 24th.

Please carefully read these two documents: Eligibility and Application and Preliminary Round on the J.LIVE Talk 2018 website for complete information. There are two changes this year:

1) In the Category III Gold Award: The scholarship to study at International Christian University is for a six-week summer-intensive Japanese language course, with a stipend of $2,700.
2) Mentors for the three Gold Award winners will receive a “Teacher Recognition Award” generously funded by the Japan Commerce Association of Washington, D.C.
Flyer: Here
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Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)

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