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English Conversation Groups

If you are a Purdue University student or scholar whose first language is not English, the 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 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.

Conversation Group Schedule

Fall 2019:

Conversation groups will begin on September 3rd.

Mondays 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Tuesdays 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (TV Snack Chat*)
Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Thursdays 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fridays 10:30 am – 11:30 am

*Snack Chat includes watching and discussing episodes of TV shows while enjoying American snacks.

Please note that there will be no conversation group on Oct. 7 & 8 and Nov. 27, 28, & 29.

For more information, contact Associate Director Vicki Kennell.

Tutoring Schedule & Locations

Visit us in Heavilon Hall 226, Purdue University, West Lafayette campus.

Schedule a tutoring appointment at any location with our online scheduler.

Please note: If you have issues logging in, please call the Writing Center for assistance scheduling your appointment

Phone: 765-494-3723

Spring 2019 Hours
Heavilon 226
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Satellite Locations and Hours

Spring 2019

Hicks Undergraduate Library
Tuesday - Thursday: 2:00 - 4:30 PM

HSSE Library - Collaborative Study Center (CSC)
Monday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Asian American and Asian Resource and Culture Center (AAARCC)
Tuesday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Appointments required at all locations.