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Conversation Partners

About the Program

One student, in ESL classes, and one student, fluent in English, will be matched to be Conversation Partners for the semester. Partners will meet for one hour each week for different activities and conversation topics that interest them. These meetings are informal. Partners will decide when and where to meet. Past Conversation Partners have met for lunch, apple picking, bowling, theater plays, and many other activities.  

The Conversation Partner program helps students in ESL classes become more comfortable with their conversational English, learn about American culture, and share their own culture with another student.  This program also helps non-ESL students get to know a student from another country or background as well as help them learn about Eau Claire and life as an American student.

The spring semester registration deadline is: February 6, 2015.

If you would like to learn more information about the program, please contact Stacy Woodward at