One-on-One Conversation Partners

Our One-on-One Partners page provides a list of native English speaking USC students who are available to meet with international students for one-on-one conversation partner sessions. Conversation Partners can help international students practice oral skills (from basic conversation to professional or academic speech) while learning about American culture and life in Los Angeles.

If you are a current USC international student interested in hiring a Conversation Partner, you may fill out the request form on the List of Partners page and be connected with the One-on-One Partner(s) of your choice. 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 current USC students or persons associated with USC (i.e. faculty, staff, spouses of current students) may utilize this service.

The mandatory cost for these private sessions is $16.04 per hour (60 minutes) and is non-negotiable. The ALI does not receive any portion of these payments; all transactions are 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

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.