Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

 

This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

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From:  Prof. Elisabeth Gareis (Communication Studies) and Dr. Ron Aaron (Office of the Vice President for Student Development)

We are happy to announce the creation of the Conversation Partners Program. The program matches native and nonnative speakers of English (our students) for informal conversations. Interest on part of nonnative speakers is phenomenal, and we need more native students to create matches. Please encourage your native or near-native students to participate—feel free to circulate the attached flyer.

The Conversation Partners Program is a great way for native speakers to gain experience in communicating across language barriers, 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. Participants will receive a certificate at the end of the semester, which is a great way to enhance one's resume.

For more information and to sign up, visit  http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/conversation.

The sign-up deadline is Monday, Sept. 23rd.

 

Thank you!