Language Partner Program

Lead Adult Learners

The Language Partner program offers the opportunity for Intensive English Program (IEP) students to meet with people interested in helping them to improve their conversational English.

If you are interested in becoming a Language Partner with an Intensive English Program student you must:

  • Meet for a minimum of 4 hours over one session (one session equals 2 months – e.g. January to March 2015)
  • Speak only in English
  • Meet in a public location such as a coffee shop, shopping mall, etc.
  • Please note that IEP Language Partners are not teaching or tutoring IEP students. Language Partners are providing IEP students with opportunities to practice their conversational English in an informal setting.

Also, the meetings are only for the assigned language partner and IEP student. If there are additional students or partners who attend meetings, please inform the program coordinator.

People interested in becoming a Language Partner and would like to meet some of our students before making a decision can come to our weekly Conversation Café. Every Thursday IEP students come to our Conversation Café for coffee, drinks, snacks and an opportunity to practice their conversational English. The time is from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. but the location sometimes changes. Please email Dirk Friesen at Dirk.Friesen@umanitoba.ca for the Conversation Café location that week.

We would love to see you there!

If you are interested in becoming a Language Partner, please contact Dirk Friesen at Dirk.Friesen@umanitoba.ca