LSI/IH Portsmouth conversation club with Alex
A great way to meet new people and practise your spoken
always easy. Many students ask me for suggestions on who they can talk to in
order to practise their speaking. Luckily at LSI/IH Portsmouth there is somewhere you can do
club where students of all different nationalities come together to chat in a
friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
world who have shared their experiences and told me about parts of the world,
cultures and traditions that I had previously had no knowledge of. The topics
we have discussed have ranged from Brexit to the most popular flavour of ice
cream – there is no topic that can’t be discussed.
I prepare a loose theme for
the week, but the conversation generally moves on quite quickly as people bring
in other ideas and interests. If there is anything that you want to talk about,
this is the place to do it.
classes and especially from other nationalities. It doesn’t matter what your
level of English is, how good you are at speaking or which part of the school you are
studying in – it is open to everyone. In fact, the more people that come the
better. A few weeks ago we had a group of students from Oman, Spain, Germany,
Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, France, Kuwait and Thailand to mention just a few. As
you can imagine, not only did they practise their speaking, they also found out
a lot about the culture and history of the other countries.
me how much fun it is and how they enjoy chatting in a relaxed environment.
It’s a chance to make new friends and get to know people who you otherwise
might not meet.
is not a lesson. I’m not there to correct you or give you homework! The aim is
for a you to practise speaking English with a group of friendly people without
any pressure. So don’t be afraid – come and join us, meet some new
people, practise your English.