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Conversation Partners

Interested in Conversation Partners?

What it is

Participants in Conversation Partners meet with an assigned partners once a week for casual cross-cultural conversations about a variety of fun topics.

Whenever possible, we pair students seeking to practice their US-style English with lifelong English speakers.

 


How it works

–Attend one 45-minute information and orientation session (See below)

–Fill-out an application. 

–Meet with your assigned partner for 1 hour per week for ten weeks to talk about topics of your choice or topics from our list of recommended subjects

–Turn in a list of meeting times & dates at the end of the semester 

 



Who can be a partner

Anoka-Ramsey students age 18 and older and Anoka-Ramsey staff, faculty, and administrators are all eligible.

 



How to get started

Please attend one of our orientation meetings.

Here is our Spring 2015 orientation schedule: 

 2nd Week of Class
  Location
 Tue, Jan. 20, 1–1:45 p.m.  The Riverview Room SC 200
 Wed, Jan. 21, 9–9:45 a.m.  The Riverview Room SC 200
 Wed, Jan. 21,  12–12:45 p.m.  The Riverview Room SC 200
 Thu, Jan. 22,  9–9:45 a.m.  The Riverview Room SC 200


 3rd Week of Class
  Location
 Mon, Jan. 26,  11–11:45 a.m.
 The Riverview Room SC 200
 Tue, Jan. 27,  2–2:45 p.m.   The Riverview Room SC 200

Looking for something or someone?

Check-out the Resources page

See "More in This Area" on the left-hand side of this page.

 


Contact your faculty mentor

If you are current participant, you've probably been assigned a faculty mentor.

You can find your mentor's contact information by checking the confirmation email that we sent when we assigned you a partner.

 

Contact the Partner Coordinator

The Partner Coordinator can answer questions about your partner's contact information or send you a copy of your confirmation email.  

The partner coordinator's contact info is available under "People to Contact" on the right-hand side of this page.

 

See your handbook

Your Conversation Partners Handbook includes copies of the meeting log, tips on dealing with difficulties, and a long list of possible conversation topics.

You can find a PDF copy under "Forms I need" on the right-hand side of this page.

 


ARCC Students Conversing





PEOPLE TO CONTACT

Brian Okstad

Program Coordinator

Rm. S201, Coon Rapids Campus

763-433-1536

brian.okstad@anokaramsey.edu


Ann McArdle

Partner Coordinator

Rm. SC122b, Coon Rapids Campus

763-433-1556

ann.mcardle@anokaramsey.edu