If you are new to the English Conversation Partners Program, you will need to attend an orientation session. There are two types of orientations, for facilitators and for participants. Facilitators lead the conversation sessions, and participants are those interested in practicing speaking.
Faciliator Orientation Sessions
Tuesday February 5th, 2:30-3:20pm
Friday February 8th, 9:30-10:20am
Participant Orientation Sessions
Monday February 11th, 9-9:50am
Tuesday February 12th, 2-2:50pm
Friday February 15th, 9:30-10:20am
Monday February 18th, 4:30-5:20pm
Tuesday February 19th, 2:30-3:20pm
Wednesday February 20th, 10-10:50am
Thursday February 21st, 3-3:50pm
To sign up, please go to https://ecpumd.setmore.com/
Returning Participants and Facilitators
If you are a returning facilitator or participant, please fill the correct form for Spring 2019: Participant - Spring 2019, Facilitator - Spring 2019. You have likely filled this form out in the past, but it is important to complete it again.
Groups will meet for the first time the week of February 25st - March 1st.
Welcome or Welcome Back!
Come Join the Conversation with the English Conversation Partners
We connect the University of Maryland community for authentic cultural exchange through English conversation.
For ten weeks during the semester, participants meet with their fluent English speaking volunteer in one-on-one or group sessions. During conversation sessions participants practice their oral English through discussions on various topics and other activities planned by the volunteer. Participant orientations will take place the week of February 11th to February 15th, with make up orientations the week of February 18th to February 22nd. Facilitator Orientations will take place the week of February 4th to 8th.
If you are interested in participating, please fill out this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/wV7vo4ua68orcurF3