Conversation Groups are groups of about 8 - 12 learners who meet on a weekly basis and practice their English speaking skills. The groups provide the perfect opportunity for learners to improve their speaking confidence and meet other people who are learning English. Topics usually covered in Conversation Groups include American culture and holidays, idioms, casual spoken English, and daily life situations (the bank, the post office, speaking with neighbors, etc.).
Conversation Groups are not English classes. They are not taught by English teachers. Instead, they are facilitated by individuals who would like to help non-native English speakers improve their conversational skills.
The focus of these groups is conversation. Learners will not learn grammar in our Conversation Groups. Learners will not spend long amounts of time reading articles or writing essays in our Conversation Groups.
Who can participate?
Our Conversation Groups are for students who are learning to speak English more fluently. Any LSCS student is able to participate in our Conversation Groups.
What are the requirements?
Because we want to ensure that the program is successful, we ask that you commit to attending your Conversation Group weekly. If you are taking an ESOL class, ask your instructor if he/she offers extra credit or participation points for being in a Conversation Group.
Where and when do they take place?
All of our conversation groups are located in the tutoring center (PAC 200). They will begin during the week of TBD and end during the week of TBD. The current schedule is as follows:
Tuesdays, 1 – 2pm
Wednesdays, 1 – 2pm
More groups may be added depending on the popularity of the program.
Can I attend more than one Conversation Group?
Maybe. It depends on the groups you’d like to attend. When you register, please choose one preferred group.