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Conversation Circles

What are Conversation Circles?

Conversation Circles offer UIndy international students opportunities to practice spoken English, learn more about UIndy, meet other English speakers, and feel more confident and fluent about using English for social and academic situations while in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.  English-speaking volunteer tutors lead small groups for weekly hour-long conversations with emphasis on communication (including slang and idioms) and cultural exchange. Conversation Circles offer a chance to meet interesting people from around the world, gain intercultural experience, explore language-learning, laugh, and practice English.

Where do they meet?

For the Fall 2021 semester, all Conversation Circles meet online via Zoom.

When do they meet?

Conversation Circles Times Fall 2021:

Mondays 9 a.m. (from September 7-November 7) , 8 a.m. (from November 8-December 12)

Tuesdays 9:30 p.m.

Wednesdays 9 a.m. (from September 7-November 7) , 8 a.m. (from November 8-December 12)

Thursdays 9:30 p.m.

Fridays 9 a.m. (from September 7-November 7) , 8 a.m. (from November 8-December 12)

Sundays 8 p.m., 9 p.m., and 10 p.m.

Please note: All times listed are Indianapolis times. All Circles will be held online via Zoom.  Circles begin meeting on Tuesday, September 7.  Circles will not meet on any UIndy holidays or during final exam week.


How do I join?

Contact  Dawn Hershberger  and ask to be added to the Conversation Circles Brightspace page.  A weekly e-mail will be sent through the page with the link to the Zoom sessions for the Circles.  Come to as many or as few meetings as you like.

How can I get more information?

If you would like more information about Conversation Circles or if you would like to join the Conversation Circles mailing list, please contact Dawn Hershberger.


Please Note: Access to Writing Lab Scheduling is restricted to UIndy students.