Conversation Club

Program Description

Conversation Club is a program designed for international students to improve their conversational English. It gives them the opportunity to meet in small groups, meet new people, practice their English and make friends! The program also offers the American students to meet people from all over the world, make friends, and improve their leadership skills while learning about cross-cultural communication.

The groups consist of 3-5 international students led by 2 American students or community members who meet for an hour every week, for 8 weeks during the semester.

Skills American Students (Leaders) Can Gain

By participating in this program, American (native speakers of English) students can:

  • Enhance your leadership skills and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Practice to facilitate conversations in a small group setting
  • Have opportunities to learn different cultures
  • Develop new friendship
  • Volunteer hours (1hr x 8 sessions)

Skills International Students Can Gain

By participating in this program, international students can:

  • Enhance cross-cultural communication skills in English
  • Gain skills to participate in a small group conversational setting.
  • Have opportunities to learn different cultures
  • Develop new friendships

Application

How to become a leader

  1. Leaders Application

    Fill the Spring 2019 Conversation Club (CC) Leader application form by Sunday, January 27, 2019 (9pm). Only for native English speakers.
  2. Leaders Training

    Attend ONE of the leader training session:
    • Tuesday, January 29, 2019 (5:15pm-6:45pm) - ISS Classroom, Holcombe Hall
    • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (5:15pm-6:45pm) - ISS Classroom, Holcombe Hall
  3. Kick-off

    Attend the Conversation Club Kick-off on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 (6:00pm) - Holcombe Hall

  4. Closing Social

    Attend the Closing Social on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 (6:00pm) - Holcombe Hall

How to participate as an international student

  1. Register and Select Your Schedule

    Please complete the Spring 2019 Conversation Club Registration form.  You will be able to select your Conversation Club meeting time based on your availability.
  2. Kick-off

    Attend the Conversation Club Kick-off on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 (6:00pm) - Holcombe Hall
  3. Closing Social

    Attend the Closing Social with your group on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 (6:00pm) - Holcombe Hall

 

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact ISS at issworld@uark.edu. Thank you.