Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Want to Help Student English Language Learners? Sign Up to Be a Facilitator for English Language Partners at the University of Maryland!

We connect the University of Maryland community for authentic cultural exchange through English conversation. ​ 

For ten weeks in the semester(Spring 2021: February 1 - May 7), participants meet virtually) with a fluent English speaking facilitator in group sessions. During conversation sessions participants practice their oral English through discussions on various topics and other activities planned by the facilitator. If you are interested in participating, email or join an information session (follow link in ECP Spring 2021). 

ECP Participation Quick Facts 

81% of students report the ECP program improved their speaking confidence, with an average of 2 points of confidence gained by each student on a scale of 1 to 10 

89% of students felt that participating in ECP assisted in their transition to living in the US and at UMD 
94% of students would like to participate again 

 "Would you recommend this program to new students?" 
- Quotes from participants​ 

"Yes! If you want to start your fearless English conversation with others, ECP is your first stop! : )" 

"This program can provide incoming students with an opportunity to understand US and other countries' culture and make friends." 

"It is a good chance to ask a native speaker of something about real American culture and some sensitive issues in the U.S." 

"Yes, ECP can be a safe place where you can practice spoken English with no worries, and also facilitate you learning more about US culture and getting used to it as soon as possible." 

“I would highly recommend this program, because it helps me a lot not only to practice English, but also learn various things from our group members and facilitator.” 

"It's awesome!" 

"Very useful and helpful! Join us!"  

Learn more here: 

 Orientations for the Spring 2021 program are taking place between February 1-10.