Support for Non-Native Speakers

Interlink Group

Conversation Consultation UPDATE: now happening online only

We provide the only space on campus where English Language Learners and Non-Native Speakers of English can have low-stakes conversations about communication with Native English Speakers. These one-on-one conversation consultations provide speakers with a space to practice English, while considering nonverbal elements of conversation, such as: eye contact, gestures, facial expressions, use of space, silence, body movement, cultural artifacts, clothing, and gender difference. Starting March 2020, these sessions take place online.  Call 336.256.1346 to arrange an appointment. 

Let’s Talk UPDATE: Currently online for Interlink students, contact Interlink Faculty for URL

We offer weekly Let’s Talk programs.  These are intended to provide a relaxed place for English Language Learners and Non-Native Speakers of English to participate in activities which are fun opportunities to practice English in a group setting.  

Let’s Talk Wednesday is open to all. Check back for details

Let’s Talk Friday may resume in the fall.  It has a science focus, take place online in partnerships with the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, and is open to all in STEM 

Virtual Reality + Conversation Practice
UPDATE: Suspended until further notice
English language learners in Interlink CS4 & CS5 or UNCG’s English as an additional language speakers are invited to participate in these 30 minute face-to-face conversation practice consultations which incorporate VR.  Sessions start with viewing ten minutes of a VR science/nature/arts/culture/travel/news video then we shift to conversation about the shared VR experience.  Speakers get to pick the type of video they want to view and they will need to arrive with their own smart phone in hand.  We will provide the VR viewing devices which attach to the phone.  These sessions take place in 3211 MHRA Building. Call 336.256.1346 or stop by 3211 MHRA to arrange an appointment.
JSNN Students: Contact

Looking for help with accent reduction? Contact UNCG’s Speech and Hearing Center to learn about registering for their undergraduate course.

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