Skip to Content

Search: {{$root.lsaSearchQuery.q}}, Page {{$}}

Conversation Partners

The Language Resource Center aims to provide a means for people at the University of Michigan, as well as people from the greater Ann Arbor area, to find others in the community who are interested in a foreign language conversation exchange. For instance, if you are a native speaker of English, but want to learn Chinese, you could find someone here who is a native speaker of Chinese, and interested in learning English.

If you are interested in finding a conversation partner online, through one of the many apps available, the LRC has compiled a comparison chart of features of the some of the most widely used by language learners in our community. 

Conversation Partner Platform Comparison


Conversation Groups on Campus

(these groups are usually only active during the fall/winter semesters)

Arabic Conversation Hour - Mondays 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:00 pm, and Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00 pm Language Resource Center (North Quad 1500)

French: Pause-Café - Fridays 11:15 am - 12:15 pm RLL Commons (MLB 4314)

Spanish: La Tertulia - Fridays 10:00 - 11:00 am RLL Commons (MLB 4314)

Residential College Language Lunch Tables (French, German, Russian, Spanish, Japanese)



Neither the Language Resource Center nor the University of Michigan endorses ANY participant in and/or from this site. Please use discretion before agreeing to or paying for any tutoring service. YOU are solely responsible for ALL relevant exchanges with any service you choose to use. Please see the Disclaimers section for more information.

Caveat emptor
Tutors, please be aware of internet safety. We recommend only accepting work in the local community where there is less of a chance for fraud. We have had reports of tutors being solicited to work with students outside of the US, which seem to involve scams. For more information on possible internet scams, visit the IC3 website. Additionally, please be conscious about giving out personal telephone numbers or addresses; we also strongly suggest meeting tutors/tutees in a public place.