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English Conversation Groups

If you are a Purdue University student or scholar whose first language is not English, the On-Campus Writing Lab's conversation groups are a terrific way to improve your fluency and expand your vocabulary. The conversation groups are also a great way to meet other Purdue community members, share perspectives and experiences, and learn more about other cultures.

Each week, the conversation groups will focus on a different topic. You will discuss these topics with fellow internationals and an On-Campus Writing Lab consultant who can help you with vocabulary and expressions you may not know. The goal of the conversation groups is that you learn to speak more comfortably about topics that are important to you.

Sign-up is available via our online scheduler. Use the drop-down menu for Group Programs. If you are unable to attend, please use the online scheduler to cancel the appointment.

Spring 2024 Conversation Group Schedule


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

KRCH 148


11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

KRCH 238


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

KRCH 238 


10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

KRCH 148

Note: Conversation Group meetings will not be held on January 15, January 22-24, or March 11-14.

Weekly topics:

January 8-11


January 16-18

Jokes & Humor

January 25 ONLY

Open Topic

January 29-February 1

Ethics & Morality

February 5-8

Sports & Games

February 12-15

Love & Friendship

February 19-22


February 26-29

Movies & TV Shows

March 4-7

Language Games

March 18-21


March 25-28

Bucket Lists

April 1-4

Social Issues

April 8-11


April 15-18

Sleep & Dreams

April 22-25

Open Topic

April 29-May 2

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