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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 a 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 2023 Conversation Group Schedule

All Conversation Groups will meet in KRCH 238 except Jan 23 & 25 (KRCH 230) and April 21 (KRCH 148). 

No meetings will take place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan 16) or Spring Break week (March 13-17).

Mondays 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Thursdays 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fridays 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Conversation Group Topic List

Jan 9-13                               Free Time & Hobbies

Jan 16-20                            Urban vs Rural Living

Jan 23-27                            The Peculiar & Absurd

Jan 30-Feb 3                       Cooking & Baking

Feb 6-10                              In the News

Feb 13-17                            Mementos & Memories

Feb 20-24                            Stress

Feb 27-March 3                   Nightlife

March 6-10                          Multilingualism

March 20-24                        Creativity & Art

March 27-31                        Disability

April 3-7                               Routines

April 10-14                           Personalities

April 17-21                           Social Media

April 24-28                           Community

May 1-5                                Open Topic or Language Games


For more information, contact Associate Director Vicki Kennell.