Conversation Groups

The Conversation Groups Program has been an American Language Institute standard for more than 10 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 in a casual and non-obtrusive 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. Meetings are held at various locations and are 50 minutes long. All sessions are run on a first-come-first-serve basis (capped at 5) so please arrive on time, if not early!


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


Our Spring 2015 Conversation Groups will begin January 26th and will run until April 24th, 2015.  Please check here for session times, leaders, and locations.


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ALI Conversation Groups

Our Conversation Leaders are all native English speaking USC students who are here to help USC's international community practice their English oral communication skills.

Video by Shelly Hacco

Questions and comments regarding ALI's Conversation Groups can be addressed to Shelly Hacco at