Learn English as a Second Language through conversation

Office of International Programs
and Development

5000 Abbey Way SE
Old Main Room 430
Lacey, WA 98503
Phone: 360-438-4504
Fax: 360-438-4359
Email: intladmissions@stmartin.edu
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST

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Conversation partners

Conversation partners are students who meet for a couple of hours each week for casual conversation in a friendly atmosphere. One student should have English as their first language, and the other is an international student who would like to practice their English. The two of you can meet for lunch in the cafeteria, enjoy a latte at a coffee shop, or do anything else you may want to do together! Additionally, there are kick-off parties for the program and Saint Martin's international activities the two of you can enjoy together!

Benefits of the program:

  • Help international students practice English
  • Learn bits of a new language
  • Make new friendships
  • Be a cultural guide: share American culture with international students
  • Learn about another country and culture
  • Develop your communication skills
  • Go on exciting cultural activities
  • Meet new people

To find out more information about the conversation partner program, or submit a conversation partner form, please email Christie Carlson or call 360-438-4391.