Conversation Partners Program Information and Application

From:  Prof. Elizabeth M. Minei, Communication Studies
The Conversation Partners Program (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 6 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. 
Orientations will be held:
●     Thursday September 12, at 12:30 p.m., NVC 4-126
●     Wednesday September 18, at 6:00 p.m., D-301
For more information and to sign up, or to post the flyer for the semester, see    
The deadline for signing up is September 20.
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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