Conversations and Connections in Elizabeth


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


622 Elizabeth AvenueElizabethport, NJ 07206


This is your opportunity to help non-native English speaking citizens practice conversational English. Each week we will introduce a new topic that will help you make a connection and develop a conversation. Conversations and Connections!

We are seeking native English speaking volunteers to spend 90 minutes with a non-native English speaking student. We request only female volunteers apply for this opportunity.


As a conversation partner, your main role is to facilitate conversation practice. You are not expected to function as an ESL teacher. Your aim will be to give your student ample speaking practice. Help your student build confidence in expressing their thoughts. A flowing communication of ideas is more important than accurate English usage.

Consider these tips to become an effective conversation partner.

· Speak at a natural pace

· Elaborate on topics

· Minimize error correction

· Include everyone

· Monitor native language use

· Have fun!


  • Reading Comprehension
  • English
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ongoing

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