English Conversation Program

The English Conversation Program is designed to assist fluent speakers, such as degree-seeking international students, exchange students, post-doctoral fellows, visiting researchers, and their spouses/partners in mastering spoken language, pronunciation, and skills for daily communication. Student facilitators meet with participants weekly for 8 weeks until March 14, 2024. Meetings take place at the QUIC on Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm. Space is limited and subject to availability.

  • Registration is on-going: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER now
  • Confirmation regarding your registration will be sent to you by email.


Each session has tips for communication in daily living, language use, and how to verbally express yourself in various social situations. We look into common colloquial expressions that may be often used.

January 18: Welcome. All about winter in Canada.
January 25: Communication for daily living. Topic: Sports/Fitness.
February 1: Expressing yourself in social settings. Topic: Cultural celebrations. 
February 8: How to describe your accomplishments and speak in job interviews.
February 15: Social talk, friendships, relationships.
February 29: Student Life topics.
March 7: Answering questions to develop casual conversation. Topic: All things spring.
March 14: Final session, topic of your choice.

Volunteer as a Facilitator 

Are you looking to get involved on campus? Want to make a difference while building important skills for personal and professional success? Ask about volunteering as an English Conversation Program Facilitator


Additional EAL Supports

Student Academic Success Services (SASS)

SASS has partnered with the QUIC to offer writing workshops and appointments specifically designed for English as an Additional Language (EAL) students.

SASS workshops and appointments

School of English

Students at the Queen's School of English can find language-learning programs on their website.

School of English Programs

Local Resources

Newcomers to Canada may utilize EAL training offered by local agencies, such as LINC, Limestone Community Education, and resources at the Kingston KEYS Job Centre. Social and conversation programs are periodically also offered by Immigrant Services Kingston and Area (ISKA).

Please check directly with each agency to find out about eligibility, program availability, schedules, and other details.