This scheme pairs participants for conversation practice in the language they are learning. English speakers will be paired with international students, so each student will have a native speaker to help with pronunciation, idiom, vocabulary etc., though this is not in any way to replace a language class.
The scheme is free and is for all Imperial students and staff; you do not have to be registered for a Language class in order to participate.
To offer a language you need to be of native or near-native level.
If you wish to offer English and you are not sure if you are of near-native level, please contact Sheila Lecoeur who will arrange for an informal assessment of your level .
You will be expected to meet your partner once a week for an hour, at a time and place arranged by you, to spend half an hour on each language.
You should expect:
- to make a commitment for a minimum of six weeks
- to contact your partner if you cannot keep an appointment
- to complete an assessment form at a later date
To register for the language pairs scheme please complete the registration form.
If you have any queries please contact Sheila Lecoeur.