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English Conversation and Pronunciation

Conversation Partners Program

The Conversation Partners Program is a one-to-one, semester-long service with a volunteer peer educator designed to support multilingual learners' English conversation skills as well as help them with their social and cultural needs as they transition into and through the university.

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.

Semester-long commitment required.

Let's Talk!

Improve your English conversation skills in a casual group setting with this workshop. Develop fluency, expand your vocabulary, and share cultural perspectives. This workshop is open to all SFU students, both undergraduate and graduate. Interested faculty, including visiting professors, are also most welcome. Register online or drop in.

Pronunciation for Social, Academic, and Professional Settings

This co-curricular short-term course provides the rules, learning strategies, and contextualized practice in the stress, rhythm, and melody of English words, phrases, and discourse. Students will also learn how a Canadian accent differs from American, British, and Australian varieties of English by analyzing popular TV shows. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Not offered in Summer 2019.