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Conversation Partners Program

We provide opportunities for English language learners to practice speaking and listening in English. Meet one-on-one with a Conversation Partner to practice conversation, build English vocabulary, and learn cultural expressions.

Conversation Partners can meet with you to do any of the following:

  • Discuss specific questions about grammar and vocabulary
  • Learn new phrases about social life, Philadelphia culture, slang, etc.
  • Practice a presentation or interview

Check our events page for details about other activities available for Conversation Partners.

How to make an appointment

We accept walk-ins and appointments for Conversation Partners.

Walk-In Sessions:

  • Stop by at any time the Writing Center is open (8:30-8:30 Monday to Thursday, 8:30-4:30 Friday; 10-4 Saturday)
  • Sessions are 25 minutes long
  • First come, first served

Appointment Sessions:


Still have questions? Look at our Frequently Asked Questions page or email Elisabeth Ursell at