Speech Buddies Program

ESOL students meet with their speech buddy in an informal setting once a week, usually in the Milne Center for Academic Excellence, to talk, enjoy each other's company, and share their experiences. ESOL students are encouraged to ask for help concerning their new college life and with their English. Speech buddies have been trained to assist their ESOL "buddies" in improving their English pronunciation, and learning new vocabulary and grammar skills.


Speech buddies are assigned by Irene Belyakov, the head of the Speech Buddies Program.

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