Language Partners

Language Partners applications are currently closed for the spring semester. Please check back in the 2024 fall semester!

LPP 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 non-native English speakers with their conversational English, awareness of North American culture, and knowledge of living in Columbia, MO.

The pairings are on a first-come, first-serve basis and we will email you as soon as we have a partner for you. Please note this may take up to a few weeks based on our volunteer pool.

Once you are paired, our Program Coordinator will send an email to you and your partner with each other’s contact information.

To stay updated when applications open, follow our Instagram and Twitter accounts @mizzouwomenscenter.

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