During COVID-19, Student Learning Commons services continue.
 
For the complete range, including consultations, support, workshops, handouts, and groups, see SLC services continue online.  

 

The Conversation Partners Program

 As of  May 17, 2021, the program is full, but additional sessions may be added this summer. Stay tuned for the Fall semester!

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) to practice and improve their conversational English. Peer Educators are a diverse group of students from a variety of linguistic, cultural, and disciple-specific 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

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.

Let's Talk! English Conversation Group

Let's Talk! is an English conversation group facilitated by volunteer students (EAL Peer Educators). The goals are to provide  opportunities for multilingual students to practice their speaking and listening skills in a friendly group setting. Let's Talk! is open to all SFU students, both undergraduate and graduate. Interested faculty, including visiting professors, are also most welcome.

Plurilingual Café

The Plurilingual Café is a weekly English conversation group facilitated by volunteer students (EAL Peer Educators). The goals are to recognize and celebrate the rich plurality of multilingual students everyday language practices and interactions. Tasks are designed to support student learning by fostering intercultural awareness among the participants, offering opportunities to learn more about each other’s languages and cultures, and by creating spaces for the use of languages other than English as tools for learning. This workshop is open to all SFU students, both undergraduate and graduate. Interested faculty, including visiting professors, are also most welcome.