International students are helped with both English listening and conversational skills by being a part of weekly ESL (English as a Second Language) convo club. Volunteers who are native English speakers and have a desire to help others understand spoken and idiomatic English are needed to serve as conversation partners for students to practice their English. There is always a prepared topic and related questions for students and volunteers to discuss. Usually conversation partners are rotated and there is an opportunity to connect with a variety of students.
UCIE Convo Club – The international office holds conversation club for their students on Mondays from 3-4pm and Thursdays from 1-2pm. They are always looking for more native speakers to come and engage the international students in conversation! Convo club always takes place in the UCIE office in the Student Union Room E190. Contact Catherine Hernandez for more info.