Conversation Partners Program Information and Application
January 24, 2019
Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Thursday, January 24, 2019
This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.
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From: Prof. Elizabeth Minei, Communication Studies
Hello Baruch Faculty, Staff, and Community Members:
Please let your students know of the following program, Conversation Partners Program (CPP), either in class, on Blackboard, or both. The Conversation Partners Program (CPP) matches native and nonnative speakers of English for informal conversations. The partnerships are a great way for non-native students to gain confidence in English, for native speakers to gain experience in communicating across language barriers, and for both native and nonnative speakers to expand their cultural knowledge, make friends, and build a network of professional contacts. To participate, students should be willing to commit to meeting their partner about one hour per week for a minimum of 6 conversations. We also feature fun events throughout the semester, like trivia night, tea time, game night, professional development, and a closing ceremony for community building.
Orientation will be held:
- Tuesday February 7, 2019 at 12:30 p.m., NVC-7-150
- Wednesday February 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., Location TBD
The deadline for signing up is February 13, 2019.
Note: CPP often has more nonnative than native students signing up so please encourage both nonnative and native speakers to participate.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me via email: Elizabeth.Minei@Baruch.cuny.edu. Thank you!
Dr. Elizabeth M. Minei
Assistant Professor Department of Communication Studies
Director of Conversation Partners Program
City University of New York
55 Lexington Ave., VC 8243
New York, NY 10010