Conversation partners & tutoring

About the Conversation Partners program

Conversation partners are student volunteers fluent in the world languages taught at UWL. Each week, students meet with a conversation partner to spend 15-minutes discussing topics and themes directly related to their course's learning objectives. The goal of the program is to develop students' speaking and listening skills through natural, two-way conversations with a peer.

Current languages offered as part of the Conversation Partners program include Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.

Interested in becoming a conversation partner?

If you are interested in becoming a conversation partner, please complete this short survey. We are currently seeking conversation partner for the Fall 2021 semester. Conversation partners will continue to meet virtually until further notice.

Conversation partners must be nominated by GCL faculty. Please reach out to a current or past instructor who can attest to your ability to serve as a conversation partner. They can then forward their recommendation to the LRC Director.

Language Tutoring at the LRC

Language tutoring at the LRC has moved online. Students interested in connecting with a language tutor can view tutors' availability below and send an email to Dane DeVetter.

If you need assistance with developing, revising, or polishing reports and essays; gathering, analyzing, and synthesizing research materials; or, elevating your writing style, please schedule an appointment at the Writing Center.

For questions regarding walk-in language tutoring at the LRC, please email the director of the LRC, Dane DeVetter, at ddevetter@uwlax.edu.

Tutoring Hours, Spring 2021

Chinese expanding section

Chinese tutors are available upon request. Please contact Dane DeVetter to set up an appointment.

French expanding section

In addition to the times listed below, French tutors are available upon request. Please contact Dane DeVetter to request an appointment.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8am - 12pm

 

8am - 12pm

 

8am - 12pm

German expanding section

In addition to the times listed below, there are German tutors available upon request. Please contact Dane DeVetter to request an appointment.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11am - 12pm 

Japanese expanding section

Japanese tutors are available upon request. Please contact Dane DeVetter to request an appointment.

Russian expanding section

Please contact Dane DeVetter if you are interested in tutoring in Russian.

Spanish expanding section

In addition to the times listed below, Spanish tutors are available upon request. Please contact Dane DeVetter to request an appointment.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

2:20 - 3:20pm

5 - 6pm

1 - 2pm

4:30 - 6pm

5 - 6pm

4 - 6pm