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If you are interested in practicing informal English conversation with native speakers of English, catching up on current English idioms and slang, making new friends and having fun, then ELI's Conversation Circles program is for you!
Conversation Circles are weekly, one-hour meetings. Each Circle is led by a volunteer facilitator who is a native or near-native speaker of English and is affiliated with the University of Michigan. You can choose from many Conversation Circles that meet at all times throughout the week, including weekends. Each Circle is limited to a maximum of six members, so you will have lots of opportunities to practice English.
Winter 2017 Circles run for ten weeks: January 30 — April 16
Participant registration is open: January 23 — February 3
To see a list of all Conversation Circles offered this term and sign up, visit the Conversation Circles Website.
Sign up early to get your preferred time and day!
For more information, email us at CircleUp-Questions@umich.edu