The Conversation Partners Program provides students who have English as an additional language with opportunities to build confidence and to practice and improve their English conversation skills by partnering them with Volunteers who have English as their first language.
The English Conversation Partners Program is also a great way to make new friends on campus and is tailored for:
- Volunteers: Current Brock University students who have English as their first language who would like to share Canadian culture and in return learn about new cultures
- English Conversation Learner: Current Brock University students who wish to practice their English conversation skills
The partners meet for one hour per week for face-to-face conversation and are encouraged to go out and explore the region! The time and place will be arranged by the partners.
This program will run throughout the year (September to August). All hours volunteered
for this program can be tracked on ExperienceBU so the time can be recorded in
For more information about the program, please click one of the choices (Students/Volunteers) below:
Are you interested in practicing your English conversation skills, but have no one to practice with?
The English Conversation Partner program is the perfect solution!
Current Brock University students who wish to practice their English conversation skills, are partnered with a current Brock University student volunteer that speaks English as a first language. Students will meet with their partner for one hour every week in order to practice.
This is a great way to practice your English!
To sign up for the Conversation Partner Program, use our sign up form.
*Please note that not every student is guaranteed a partner, due to the limited number of volunteers. However, we try our best to pair up all Brock University students.
Are you interested in learning about different cultures, while at the same time helping someone practice the English conversation skills? If so, this is the right program for you!
Conversation Partners are Brock university student volunteers who speak English as their first language who are matched with Brock students. The partners meet for one hour per week and converse. There is no set schedule that you need to follow, as you and your partner will decide when and where you’d like to meet.
The people seeking partners are international students who have come to St. Catharines from all over the world. They’d really like to practice their conversational English with English speakers who have a strong command of the language.
You will gain a better understanding of a culture other than your own and will develop interpersonal skills that will help you in the future.
If you are interested in volunteering as a conversation partner, please use our English Conversation Partner Volunteer sign up form.
Don’t forget to sign up for Career Services Experience Plus program as well! All hours volunteered for this program can be tracked and recorded on your Experience Plus record.
*Please note that not every Conversation Partner Volunteer is guaranteed a partner. The number of pairings will depend on the number of students that sign up.