About Conversation Partners

The Foreign Language Conversation Partners Program aims to assist students of foreign languages with their speaking, listening, and communication skills through constant practice with a native or near-native speaker of that language.

Program Details

The Conversation Partners program is designed to give students practice speaking foreign languages. Conversation Partner pairs (CP pairs) may meet for up to two hours per week and are to merely speak in the language of study, without focusing on class content or course work.

CPs are not grammar instructors, nor is their job to help students with course work. The job of the CP is simply to provide listening and speaking practice for the student by meeting with them for up to two hours per week and having a conversation in the language of study.