English as a
Second Language

English as a <br>Second Language

Conversation Partners Program

The goal of the conversation partners program is to improve cross-cultural communication, whether in English or another language. In this program students in the English as a Second Language program are paired up with American students interested in foreign languages, culture, international relations and politics, and international business to practice English and to learn about another culture. The program gives foreign language students the opportunity to practice conversing and listening in their language of study if they are partnered with an individual who is a native of that language.

Program Expectations

1. Meet with your partner once a week for at least an hour.
2. Be both a teacher and a student.
3. Be open minded.
4. Complete the program evaluation which will be provided at the end of the semester.
5. Enjoy each other's company and have fun!

If you are interested please fill out this application and return to Bagen Hall, Room 202. Applications are due within the first two weeks of the semester.

Additional Resources

Conversation Partners Handbook for American Students  

Conversation Partners Handbook for International Students