I-House launches a One-on-One English practice program.
In light of the limitations that the recent pandemic has placed on our gathering together, We have thought of a program that might appeal to many of you who would enjoy a summer staycation activity. One-on-One English at I House is a program that would pair an international visitor to our community with a native American speaker of English, for about an hour of English conversation practice a week via Zoom. Because we are unable to meet face to face at this point, the zoom meet-up will allow participants to get to know someone from another country while honing English skills. The emphasis here is on English conversation – not grammar or composition – so all you need is a desire to meet up with someone once a week at a time that is mutually convenient, to discuss topics that are of interest to you both.
We hope to begin this program by the end of June, and have the partnerships meet weekly throughout the summer till the end of September. If you are interested in participating please send your contact information to Susan Linz (email@example.com) as well as an indication of whether you are an international student or a native English speaker. Native English speakers act as hosts to the international student they are paired with, so an ability to issue an invitation on Zoom to your partner is an essential skill.
Thank you for considering becoming a conversation partner! We find ourselves at a time when many feel very isolated and would certainly enjoy a connection with an American in our community or an international visitor. Get back to us as soon as you can and we will work to get your partnership up and rolling!