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A student activity that invites students seeking to practice their English skills with lifelong English speakers through a series of casual, cross-cultural conversations on a variety of fun topics.

    1. Attend a 45-minute Conversation Partner orientation session.
    2. Complete an application during the orientation sessions (see dates in right sidebar).
    3. Meet with your assigned partner one hour per week for 10 weeks. You are welcome to choose your own topics or pick from a list provided list.
    4. Turn in a log of meeting dates, times at the end of the semester.
  • Just show up. You don't need to sign-up ahead of time.

  • Attending a Conversation Partners orientation is the easiest way to start the program. If you are unable to attend, please contact Chris McCarthy, Conversation Partners Coordinator, to find a time that suits your schedule.

  • The Conversation Partners Coordinator, Beata Pueschner, will match you with a partner and contact you and your partner by email.

  • Your first meeting location will be noted in the email you receive from the Conversation Partners Coordinator, Beata Pueschner.

  • You and your partner may choose where to meet after your first meeting. Be sure to choose a location, date and time before you end your first meeting.

  • Try to be on time and to give your Conversation Partner 10 to 15 minutes to arrive. If you can't find your partner, try calling or texting that person. 

    If you are not able to find your Conversation Partner, be sure to reschedule a meeting within the same week.

  • It's best to contact your Conversation Partner as soon as you know that you will not be able to attend your scheduled meeting. Be sure to reschedule a time as soon as possible so you do not fall behind in your conversations.

Supplementary Information

  • Contacts

    Coon Rapids Campus
    Program Co-Coordinators

    Beata Pueschner
    Rm SC105A

    Chris McCarthy
    Rm S209

  • Orientation Schedule

    Spring 2020

    Attend just one info session:
    SC 200 The Riverview Room

    2nd Week of Class:
    Tuesday, Jan. 21

    Noon to 12:45 pm
    Wednesday, Jan. 22
    Noon to 12:45 pm
    Thursday, Jan. 23
    11 to 11:45 am
    Thursday, Jan. 23
    1 to 1:45 pm

    3rd Week of Class:
    Monday, Jan. 27
    Noon to 12:45 pm
    Tuesday, Jan. 28
    11 to 11:45 am
    Wednesday, Jan. 29
    2 to 2:45 pm
    Thursday, Jan. 30
    Noon to 12:45 pm
    Thursday, Jan. 30
    2 to 2:45 pm

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