Enhancing Oral Proficiency Through the Effective Use of Language Buddies

7:30 - 7:50am

Convention Center - 106-A

Students often lack opportunities to develop their language skills and to put them into practice in the classroom. This session is targeted toward community college and adult ESL instructors who are interested in developing a language buddy program and “conversation communities” to provide students the opportunity to more fully develop their language skills outside of the classroom. The language buddy program provides adult English language learners with the opportunity to practice and improve their oral proficiency skills with native English speaking peers, who in turn receive foreign language practice and cultural exchange from the student who is learning English.