Our One-on-One Partners page provides the names and contact information of USC students who are available for one-on-one conversation partner sessions. These meetings give international students the opportunity to practice their oral skills one-on-one with a native English speaker.
If you are an international student interested in hiring a Conversation Partner, you may directly contact the student(s) of your choice from the One-on-One Partners page and set up a meeting time that fits your schedule. The meetings will be held on the UPC campus. Please note that the One-on-One Conversation Partner Program is meant to be used as an educational resource and that only persons associated with USC may utilize this service.
The mandatory cost for these private sessions is $10 per hour (60 minutes) and is non-negotiable. The ALI does not receive any portion of these payments; all business is between the partnering students.
The One-on-One Partners page is provided as a courtesy of the American Language Institute. The ALI does not schedule, monitor, or take responsibility for the quality or management of these personal extra-curricular sessions. The department does, however, welcome feedback from participating students. Comments and/or suggestions can be emailed to Shelly Snellman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a native English speaker interested in becoming a One-on-One Partner, see HERE for information on qualifications and how to apply.