English Conversation Groups (ECG)
The Cranwell International Center offers multiple classes per week for anyone who wishes to improve their English and learn more about the local culture. Individuals can attend any number of classes per week. All classes are held at Cranwell International Center. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cranwell conversation groups are free of charge and require no registration. They are open to Virginia Tech students, researchers, scholars, faculty, visitors and their dependents. All groups meet at the Cranwell International Center.
Summer 2013 Schedule
Classes begin May 28 and conclude July 26 for the summer semester 2013.
|10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Beth Parker - The class will include vocabulary, pronunciation, American and student culture, history, and holidays. Learn how to order in a restaurant, and table etiquette.|
|2:30-3:30 p.m.||Carolyn Campbell - We discuss a variety of topics from American culture, the English language, the Oscars, World festivals, the Superbowl, and its commercials, and St Patrick's Day as some examples.|
|4:00–5:00 p.m.||Christina Downie - The class will focus on current world and life issues of interest to all internationals. The format will be a round table discussion in which participants are encouraged to share their views on the topic of the day.|
|2:30–3:30 p.m.||Mary Kay & Fred Eichelman - We discuss the news that is of interest to the group. We focus on discussion, sharing of opinions, reading, vocabulary and pronunciation as we read and discuss news articles that the participants will bring to the group.|
|12:30-1:30 p.m.||Carrie Kroehler - Group participants have an opportunity to learn about customs, politics, culture, and life in the home countries of those participating.|
This schedule is subject to change without notice. English Conversation Groups are voluntary. For more information please contact the Cranwell International Center at email@example.com.
International students interested in formal English classes should consider the following resources: