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Conversation Partners

Conversation partners are fluent English-speaking APSU students and staff who volunteer to partner with ESL students promoting practice of the English language in natural conversation and participation in various campus activities and events.

Conversation Partner Requirements:

  • Be open-minded and willing to teach and learn new things;
  • Be in good academic standing (2.5 GPA) with no history of formal or informal student code-of-conduct violations;
  • Be able to have weekly contact or communication with your conversation partner;
  • Be able to meet together at least once every two weeks - once per week is preferred and strongly encouraged;
  • Be available at least some afternoons during the week - not just weekends and evenings;
  • Be willing to commit for the full semester.

If you are interested in becoming a conversation partner please complete the online application form 

Applications for Spring 2015 are due by 4:00 pm on Friday, January 23. (Late applications may be accepted if space remains.)

You will be contacted by email to schedule an interview once your application has been received and reviewed. Please make sure to list your available times on the application.

Other Important Dates: 

  • January 28: 3:30pm-5:00pm Conversation Partner Matching Meeting--A chance to meet everyone
  • January 29: 3:30pm-4:00pm  Conversation Partner Meet and Greet--Find out who your conversation partner is

If you need additional information contact the ESL Coordinator.


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