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Writing & Language Center

Conversation Practice Hours

Practice Your English Speaking and Listening Skills

Many students comment that they have some difficulty understanding rapidly delivered lectures, and may lack the confidence or vocabulary to engage in verbal conversations with English dominant classmates. 

Our online Conversation Practice Hours offer a comfortable and informal environment for anyone, especially international students, to practice speaking and listening to English. 

Students talking in a cafe

Group Activities

  • Each group is led by an English speaker. 
  • We talk with each other, and we also listen to recorded media to practice hearing comprehension. 
  • We also make friends with each other across national boundaries. 
  • There are no assignments, and the atmosphere is very informal. 
  • Everyone is welcome.

What subjects do we cover?  Anything that you want to talk about!

Days, Times, and Location

Conversation Practice Hours are hosted in the LRC Zoom Room and on-campus in Building 3600.


  • Tue/Thur: 11am - 2pm with Ann


@ 3600 Building with Ann: Wed, 11am - 2pm

Everyone is Invited to Join In!

If you are already skilled in English, please join us. You can contribute to the learning process and meet some new friends as well.

What Students Say

JunKai Jin, writing in “The Script”, Foothill’s Student newspaper, 20 June 2017

 As an international student who has adapted to US culture, I have some suggestions for my classmates. Most of the international students are not really good at English when they just come here, and then most of them are afraid of communicating with the native speakers and only meet friends who come from the same country as them. As a result, they don’t have the chance to speak English and cannot improve without practice. Don’t be afraid of using English to communicate with other students. Use English as much as you can, because practice is the best way to improve English.



SPRING 2023 HOURS (4/17-6/28)



  • MON-THU: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • FRI: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Online Spanish Tutoring 

  • MON: 11 a.m. –  1 p.m.; 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • TUE & THU: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • WED: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • FRI: 12 p.m.- 3.p.m.


@ Building 3600 

  • MON-THU 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


  • MON-THU: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • FRI 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


  • MON & WED: 4 p.m - 7 p.m. 



@ Building 3600 (WLC)

  • English: WED, 11 a.m - 2 p.m. 
  • Spanish: WED, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m


  • English: TUE & THU, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Spanish: FRI, 12 p.m - 3 p.m.

Contact Us

Writing & Language Center 

Building 3600 (behind the Library)

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