LSC Language Exchange
What is the Language Exchange:
The Language Exchange is a program that promotes language learning through student partners sharing their native languages and cultures.
Listening and Speaking Center offers this program for two weeks each quarter.
In fall 2013, the Language Exchange program will take place from November 4 to November 15. The deadline is on October 21.
How the Language Exchange Works:
It's simple! You exchange your native language for the language you are learning in one or more 60-minute sessions in L 47.
For example, if you are learning English and your first language is Japanese, you will meet with an English native speaker who is learning Japanese and practice your languages together.
This program is a lot of fun. In fact, some partners have been meeting for more than a year.
How is this program different from Cross Cultural Partners (CCP)?
Like CCP, the Language Exchange fosters cross-cultural friendships and communication between ESL and non-ESL students.
In addition, the Language Exchange strives to give students who are learning a new language—be it English, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, etc.—an opportunity to practice outside of their classes with a native speaker of that language.
How to apply:
We will contact you via e-mail with information about your exchange schedule and partner(s).
For more information:
In the Spring 2013 quarter, 90 students came together in ATC 304 to share their languages which included English, Cantonese, French, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. As a result, we were able to form 11 groups of languages: Cantonese - English, French-English, Japanese-English, Japanese-Korean, Japanese-Spanish, Korean-English, Mandarin-English, Mandarin-Japanese, Russian-English, Spanish-English, and Vietnamese-English.
You can read the following student comments for more information.
Please contact us at (408)864-5385, come to L 47 or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in the Language Exchange program.
Listening and Speaking Center
Building: L 47
Contact: Kanako Suda