Conversation Circles

Come practice English (and other languages) at Conversation Circles!

Hosted on Wednesdays, Conversation Circles will follow a hybrid schedule for the fall semester of 2021 alternating between in-person meetings and online sessions. The in-person meetings will take place at the Mardigian Library.

The program provides international students with the opportunity to practice conversational English in an informal, supportive environment. At the same time, the program also provides language students with the opportunity to practice their language of study with native speakers from abroad. Therefore, international students and students of foreign languages alike are encouraged to join! 

Conversation Circles sessions are made up of small groups of current students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Each week, the Conversation Circle will focus on a new theme and be hosted by a new Session Leader.

You are encouraged to contact Francisco Javier López, Director of International Affairs, with any questions:

Review the fall 2021 Circles calendar, below, and join us whenever you are able! 

Fall 2021 Conversation Circles Schedule

Date Format Circle Theme Circle Leader
September 22 In-person Game Night!   Scott Riggs, Global Engagement 
September 29 Online  Hobbies Discussion (Show it or talk about it!) Sophia McFadden-Keesling, Mardigian Librrary 
October 6 In-person  Favorite Books, Movies, and TV Shows   Francisco Lopez, International Affairs   
October 20 In-person  Quidditch Match  Scott Riggs, Global Engagement
October 27  Online Halloween  Anna Granch, Mardigian Library 
November 3 In-person  Stress Management Charlie Starkman, CAPS
November 17   Thanksgiving and Holiday Traditions    Sophia McFadden Keesling, Mardigian Library 



Joining Conversation Circles
All current UM-Dearborn students, faculty, and staff are invited (an encouraged!) to join. There is no commitment, and participants are welcome to join as many Circles as they like, whenever they are able. To connect, via Zoom, participants must use their UM-Dearborn sign-in credentials for authentication: 

Office of International Affairs

Room 108
The Union at Dearborn
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