Reading & ESL Center at College of San Mateo - Conversation Circles
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Reading & ESL Center
Conversation Circles

Students enrolled in an ESL listening and speaking class may practice their conversation skills during a Conversation Circle or in an Individual Meeting.

Conversation Circles offer students the opportunity to practice conversation in a small group with an ESL instructor or instructional aide. A maximum of 6 students per circle spend about 50 minutes discussing an assigned topic and receiving feedback on pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary.
  • There are circles for Levels II and Levels III/IV.
  • Students may sign up for 2 Conversation Circles at a time; after completing 2 Circles, students may sign up for one more.
Individual Meetings allow students to meet one-on-one with an ESL instructor or instructional aide for a 20-minute appointment. You may practice conversation skills in general OR request to work on a specific assignment, such as an upcoming class presentation.

Sign Up for a Conversation Circle or an Individual Meeting at the ESL Center, Building 18, Room 101, or call (650) 574-6437.