Apply to be a Conversation Partner
MUN's international students can improve their English speaking and listening skills with regular, supported practice. Through the Conversation Partner Program, they are matched with Conversation Partner Volunteers from different backgrounds and will likely become friends over the course of the semester. Conversation Partners also get to share their culture and learn how to adjust to this new Canadian culture, and to living and studying in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Conversation Partners and Conversation Partner Volunteers meet once a week at a mutually convenient time to talk, listen and learn about each other’s culture. Activities that develop dialogues and cultural exchange are encouraged.
To be a Conversation Partner, you should be:
- a non-native English-speaker
- a MUN undergraduate student, graduate student or ESL student
- an international student
- available to meet once or twice a week, for about one hour with a Conversation Partner Volunteer
"TheESL CPP has also been helping me to get better at carrying on long conversations."
- Amin (Spring 2020)
"Though I'm not fluent, I am more confident to speak English."
- Kevin (Spring 2020)