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Spring 2023 Conversation Groups are running now until April 21, 2023. Please visit to view the schedule and to register for group sessions.

You may also register for a Conversation Group session by clicking here.

The Conversation Groups Program has been an American Language Institute standard for more than 20 years. It aims at promoting English conversation between USC’s international and native English-speaking populations. This FREE resource is an excellent way for international students to supplement their studies; it provides a venue in which they can practice their growing English skills with a native English-speaking USC student in a casual environment. Past participants have reported an improvement in their English speaking fluency, a comfort in interacting with English native speakers, and a higher level of confidence in the English language.

Spring 2023v meetings are held in person at TCC 320B. We have 7 sessions a day between 10am and 4:50pm, with each session beginning on the hour and running for 50 minutes. We try to keep the groups small by capping the number of students to five per group. Students may attend as many sessions as they wish; there is no limit to the amount of sessions a student may attend. Students may attend back-to-back sessions but only if the second session does not have five new students in attendance.

Please note, the program is open to all international students; however, in the event of overflow, priority will be given to current ALI students.

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