Let’s Chat! A Language Partner Program Information

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Let’s Chat!
A Language Partner Program
Information
What Is It?
Let’s Chat! is a language partner program that pairs a native English speaker with a non-native speaker
to engage in English language conversation practice. Partners meet on campus for 30 minutes every
week during the semester and will submit a timesheet at the end of the semester. ANYONE AND
EVERYONE is welcome to participate!
Benefits:
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Develop a better understanding of another culture
Opportunity to connect with another CSM student
Improve communication skills
Participate in a volunteer experience
Prepare for a future overseas experience
What Do You Talk About?
Here are some suggestions on what you can talk to your partner about:
• Food: What is popular and common food to eat in your family and country?
• Sports: What are popular sports to watch in your country? What sports do you like to play?
• Hobbies: What do you like to do during your free time? Why do you enjoy it?
• Holidays: What holidays do you celebrate? What is the significance of the holiday?
• Family: What does family mean in your culture?
• Communication: Describe how you communicate with your friends and family (ie: gestures,
body language, technology, etc.)
• Education: How does the American classroom experience differ from a classroom in another
country?
Interested in Participating?
Please complete the application on the other side and submit it to the International Student Center in
Building 10, Room 310
International Student Center·650-574-6525·[email protected]
Let’s Chat!
Application
Please submit your completed application to the International Student Center in Building 10, Room 310.
About you
Date:__________________
Student Name: __________________________________________
Email: _______________________________________
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Gender: ☐Male
G#:__________________
Phone: ________________________
Date of Birth: __________________
☐Female
Home Country: _____________________________
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Is English your first language? ☐Yes
☐No
Other languages spoken? _______________________________
interests
What are your interests and hobbies?
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If you have international travel experience (or have an interest in traveling overseas), please list the countries
below.
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Preferences
We will do our best to match you with a partner of your preferences.
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I would prefer a conversation partner who is: ☐Male
☐Female
☐No preference
From this region/country: _________________________
I am most available during (check all that apply):
☐Day ☐Evening
☐Weekend
☐Weekday
Questions
Why are you interested in the program? What do you hope to gain from this experience?
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How did you hear about the program?
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By signing below, I agree to give the International Student Center permission to provide my SMCCD email address
to my assigned Let’s Chat! partner(s).
Signature: _____________________________________________________
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