Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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From: Elisabeth Gareis (Communication Studies) and Ron Aaron (Office of the Vice President for Student Development)
The Conversation Partners Program matches native and nonnative speakers of English for informal conversations. It is a great way for nonnative 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, you should be willing to commit to meeting your partner on a regular basis throughout the semester. If you have meet at least seven times, you will receive a certificate at the end of the semester—a great way to enhance your resume.
For more information and to sign up, see http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/conversation. The sign-up deadline is Monday, February 10th.
Please encourage especially your native students to participate, since generally more nonnative than native students sign up. Please feel free to circulate the announcement above and/or the attached flyer.
Prof. Elisabeth Gareis
Department of Communication Studies
Dr. Ron Aaron
Office of the Vice President for Student Development