Conversation Partners Arabic

The purpose of the Conversation Partners Program is to help ESL students improve their English conversation skills and learn about U.S. culture while giving academic students and community members the opportunity to learn about other cultures and the ESL experience at UMKC.

How it Works

ESL students are paired with an academic student or community member based on a questionnaire that all participants fill out at the beginning of the semester.
Partners meet at least once every two weeks. They can meet anywhere they want and do whatever activity they choose to do. It’s entirely up to the partners!
Partners submit bi-weekly check-in reports to let us know how things are going.

Want to Join?

The program is offered every fall and spring semesters.
Email ali.conversations@umkc.edu at the beginning of the semester and we will send you a questionnaire.
Once we have everyone’s questionnaires we will start pairing people together.