* We are constantly recruiting native English-speaking facilitator volunteers for the English Conversation program! Please see the invitation message at the end of this announcement.
Have you ever wondered what to talk about in a social conversation? Or as an immigrant do you sometimes feel it is difficult to join your local co-workers’ conversation because you don’t know the people or things they are talking about, or you have some everyday questions that you would like to know how local people would think or deal with? Or do you just want to find a safe, relaxing and friendly environment to talk to some native English speakers, and enjoy a pleasant conversation?
Judith Lawrence and her native English-speaking volunteer team are kindly offering this free English Conversation program to address those questions for you at the East and West Learning Connections!
Time:Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7:30-8:30 P.M. Eastern Time
For October 2021, it is October 6 and 20. Please note you will need to register for each session.
Zoom registration link:
For inquiries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Message from Judith:
I am inviting you to join me in English conversation in the comfort of your home on zoom! We can talk about many topics and learn from each other. I am a retired high school teacher who has spent many years travelling the world. I like reading, and am running an audio book club. I have been to the East and West Learning Connections a few times, and wanted to volunteer . We will chat on the first and third Wednesday evenings each month.”
Judith has gradually developed a team of native English-speaking volunteers to facilitate conversations, and therefore to accommodate more program participants. We try to keep a ratio of facilitators to participants as around 1 to 4. A lot of thanks to our facilitators!
The experiences, thoughts and ideas exchanged between facilitators and participants are from individual perspectives only, and do not represent the opinions of our organization or any specific community on the whole. We proudly promote conversations of this kind so people of different cultural backgrounds get to know each other a bit more at an individual level.
Professionals, students or home-makers, everyone is welcome to join us, and have English talks with our volunteer conversationalists!
* Finally, here is a short introduction of the program. If you know some native English-speaker who could be a good communicator, and would like to come and help as a facilitator, please feel free to forward the message — it’s an invitation!
“The East and West Learning Connections is a federally registered non-profit organization that helps people of different heritages break cultural barriers and get connected through learning, communicating and volunteering opportunities. We are running a free English Conversation program to help immigrants improve conversational skills in social settings. We cordially invite native English speakers to join us as volunteer conversation facilitators. It is a good opportunity to share your knowledge and perspective, plus to exchange thoughts and life experience with neighbours of different cultural backgrounds. The attendees are mostly well-educated, first generation immigrants who would love to learn more about the society, people and customs here in Canada. We hope everybody at the event will have a good time talking to one another!”