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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.

Please note that Fall 2022 Conversation Groups will be held in a new location (Krach Leadership Center, Room 148).

Fall 2022 Conversation Group Schedule

Conversation Group will not meet on Labor Day (Sept. 5) nor during Fall Break (Oct. 10-11) or Thanksgiving (Nov. 24).

Mondays (in Krach 148) 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Tuesdays (in Krach 148)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursdays (in Krach 148) 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Conversation Group Topic List

Aug 29  & Sept 1      Vacations

Sept 6 - 8                  Open Topic

Sept 12 - 15               Cross-Cultural Living

Sept 19 - 22              Environment

Sept 26 - 29             Science & Technology

Oct 3 - 6                   Proverbs & Sayings

Oct 13                       Open Topic

Oct 17 - 20                Social Issues

Oct 24 - 27                Movies

Oct 31 - Nov 3           Language Games

Nov 7 - 10                  Flora & Fauna

Nov 14 - 17                 Fads & Fashions

Nov 21 - 22                 Open Topic

Nov 28 - Dec 1           Family Traditions

Dec 5 - 8                    Weather


For more information, contact Associate Director Vicki Kennell.