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English Conversation Program

Autumn 2020 Update

This year,  students wanting to improve their English language fluency will face a new set of challenges due to the global pandemic. We recognize that many students will feel isolated or physically and socially distant. But even though we may be separated by thousands of miles or six feet, we can still explore new topics and connect with Buckeyes around the world.

The English Conversation Program and the Language Improvement Track will meet virtually during Autumn 2020. Students will be grouped with other students from across the globe and be encouraged to meet through Zoom. Each group will have a facilitator, and each meeting will have engaging speaking activities and topics to get conversations started. Students will then be able to utilize their time however they like and make new organic friendships.

English Conversation Program

The English Conversation Program is for students who like meeting other students from around world. International and American students have the opportunity to expand their worldviews, improve their intercultural communication skills and make friends from different cultural backgrounds. Students will be put in groups of five or six based on their availability and diversity of background to meet throughout the semester for the purpose of having great conversations and experiences. Our goal is to provide the environment and opportunities for all Ohio State students to develop interpersonal skills, have meaningful conversations and meet new people face-to-face.

To learn more and register, visit go.osu.edu/ECProgram.

Language Improvement Track

Students who register for ECP, also have the opportunity to apply to be part of the Language Improvement Track (LIT). LIT is student-to-student teaching and is for students who are more interested in developing their English speaking and listening skills, and for students who are more interested in teaching language and interpersonal skills.

Students will be put into groups with a facilitator who leads speaking and pronunciation activities, guided conversations and small speaking assignments. LIT group sessions are more like small language workshops, where students can focus on expressing themselves clearly, compellingly and confidently.

To learn more and register, visit go.osu.edu/ECProgram.

For updates about the program, join the ECP Facebook Group. If you have any questions regarding ECP, contact Dan Montour.


Please note that the English Conversation Program is only for current Ohio State students.