Conversation Partners Program
Are you a multilingual student who would like to improve your English conversation skills in a one-to-one setting with a student volunteer?
The Conversation Partners Program is for English as an Additional Language (EAL) undergraduate and graduate Simon Fraser University students who wish to be paired with a student volunteer to practice and improve their conversational English in a friendly, supportive environment.
The Conversation Partners Program is accepting registrations for the Spring 2020 semester. Please register today to reserve your spot.
The Conversation Partners1 Program is 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.
Current undergraduate and graduate Simon Fraser University students, whose first language is not English, are eligible.
How to register
Interested students must register each semester using the form below.
A limited number of spaces are available and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. If all available spaces become full, you will be invited to join a waitlist for the following semester.
Once the schedule is finalized at the beginning of each new semester, a Student Commons staff member will contact you by e-mail with instructions on how to book your partner.
All meetings take place on campus. Students make arrangements with their partners about where and when to meet. Students may choose to meet at the Student Learning Commons, Student Central, or one of the many coffee shops on campus.
Conversation Partners will meet every week until the end of the semester. To change a location or time, notify your Partner.