The Conversation Partners program

The Conversation Partners Program is for multilingual undergraduate and graduate Simon Fraser University students who wish to be paired with a student volunteer (EAL Peer Educators) each week to practice and improve their conversational English. Peer Educators are a diverse group of students from a variety of linguistic, cultural, and disciplinary backgrounds who are committed to helping you:

  • speak English more confidently;
  • improve the quality of your learning experiences at SFU;
  • feel better connected to the university community;
  • take control of your own learning

 

What students are saying about how they benefited from participating in the program

“I could improve my pronunciation and intonation a little bit because I had a chance to speak to a native English speaker.”

“I learned about the best practice for getting alone with people in Canada and at SFU.”

“I made new friends and had some social time weekly, which was really good for me during the pandemic.”

This opportunity is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR), an official university document that tracks your co-curricular involvement at SFU. Learn more about the Co-Curricular Record.

English Conversation groups

Let's Talk Life! 

We believe everybody has a story to tell, life experiences that make you who you are. 

Let’s Talk Life! is a discussion-based workshop about sharing and learning how different situations contribute to our development.Daily occurrences that are just another day for you might be the perfect motivation for others Share a story yourself, learn how to put your experiences in front of the world, or just listen to your peers share their stories and learn from their experiences. 

Join us as we share and discuss how challenges can be turned into opportunities and every stone on your journey in life can be turned into a milestone.

 

Let's Talk Food! 

We have food every day.

Something as mundane as food can spark interesting conversations. Let’s Talk Food! is a workshop in which we discuss and share our passion for food. Share with us your favourite dishes, ingredients, and cooking methods.Tell us how certain types of food give you that nostalgic feeling or remind you of a distant memory. Discuss why you do not like certain foods with your peers. You can also listen to your peers’ food-related stories. You may be convinced to try some new foods yourselves. Foods represent a part of our diverse cultures.Foods connect traditions with moderns. Foods transverse any borders.

Come and join Let’s talk Food! to let food bring us all together.