Read testimonials from some past and present students, and how the program has enriched their lives.

Before I joined this conversation group, I did not speak English very often. Though I had been in the USA for two years, I always tended to stay in my comfort zone. I was lucky to see the information about the conversation group and decided to join it, which was a wise choice. Not only did I have the opportunity to learn and practice English, but it also helped me to build confidence in speaking English. Now I am doing an internship surrounded by native speakers! The most important thing is that I have met so many cool people and a super nice group leader. Joining the conversation group, a seemingly small step, has changed my life!

Graduate Student from China

This year I joined the english conversation group and I had a great time with my group members and also improved my oral English a lot. I had an amazing group leader. Thanks a lot to her and the group. I appreciate it.

Visiting Scholar from China

Joining the conversation group is one of the sweetest memories I have from the first year I came to Columbia University. It taught me a lot in English and was the start of an invaluable friendship with my group leader!

PhD Student from Iran

I had a wonderful experience with our English group. We had various topics to talk about which really helped me to improve my speaking, and I made a lot of friends because of this group. I sincerely appreciate it.

Masters Student from China

We had a good time talking in English and sharing interesting stories. I learned a lot about other cultures. Our group leader is very warm and kind.

Masters Student from China

I feel very comfortable talking with people who have similar experience like me, and thus it helps to practice my spoken English. Many thanks!

Masters Student from China

I didn’t miss a single meeting simply because I enjoyed our group. I see my speaking skills improved and my confidence enhanced. I greatly appreciate it.

PhD Student form Iran

We enjoyed sharing each other’s foods as we practiced our English skills! It is great to have friends that understand me in NYC.

Student from Japan

We read a lot of interesting stories. They were beautiful and impressive and the articles made me think a lot about life.

Student from China

The english conversation group was great. We became a real community and had lots of fun together.

Student from China
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