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Conversational English Support

Small World

Small World is a volunteer organization that teaches English to women in the Lawrence community. While there is not a deadline for enrollment, once classes are full, enrollment will be closed. There is a small tuition fee for each semester.

International Friends

International Friends is a Christian student organization working to make connections with the international community at KU. They run a conversation partner program that pairs up domestic students with international students to practice English. Conversation partners can talk about a variety of topics, including the Bible and Christianity.

Bridges International

Bridges International is a Christian student organization that hosts various events to encourage friendship between international students and American students. They run two types of conversation groups throughout the semester. Regular conversation groups meet once a week to discuss a variety of topics, while Bible discovery groups meet weekly to discuss topics related to the Bible.

Plymouth Language Program

The Plymouth Language Program is a community program working with KU’s Center for Community Outreach that offers semester-long English and Spanish classes. While there is a fee for Spanish classes, English classes are free and childcare is provided.

Project Dialogue

Project Dialogue is run by KU’s Center for Community Outreach and is a place for international students, scholars, and their families to practice their conversational English in a fun and casual setting. Project Dialogue meets every Tuesday when school is in session 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Traditions Area on the 4th floor of the Kansas Union (by the piano).

Applied English Center Conversation Group

KU’s Applied English Center runs an English conversation group Monday-Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm in the Hawk’s Nest on the first floor of the Kansas Union during the semester. While the conversation group is required for all AEC students taking AEC Speaking-Listening classes, anyone is welcome to attend. Conversation group does not have a strict schedule, so you are welcome to drop by whenever 10:00 am-4:00 pm and can stay for as long or as short as you’d like.


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