“Celebrating and incorporating diversity within our culture is so important, and the Language Partner Program is a great way for this to flourish. Being a Language Partner gave me opportunities not only to teach someone else about my culture, but to learn about my partner’s as well.”
~Ashley Carpenter, Class of 2013
Involved in: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,
Tour Team, Women’s Center, Vagina Monologues, & LSV
Our Language Partners Coordinator pairs one native English speaker with one non-native English speaker. The pairs get together once a week for a minimum of one hour and practice conversational English. The program is a great opportunity to learn about another culture and make a new friend. The focus of the program is to assist the non-native English speaker with their conversational English, awareness of North American culture and knowledge of living in Columbia, MO.