English Discussion Groups

Small group discussions for learning and practicing conversational English and exploring American culture. 

Our English class is an informal way to improve your conversational English while making friends with American tutors and other international students & scholars. This is a free class, so just come and practice your English! We discuss a variety of topics, like food, culture, sports, holidays, jobs, entertainment, etc. It’s a great chance to practice your English, learn about American culture, and teach us about your home country as well.


Unfortunately, because of Covid-19 we are not hosting our normal summer English class. Later in the summer we may start a short class depending on the situation at MSU. Until then, you are welcome to join our new online Bible study. It is a good opportunity to continue in your English learning.

More information here.


  • Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Dates: every Wednesday evening, January 8 - April 22 (no class on March 4)
  • Location: Minskoff Pavilion (next to the Business College), in room M036 (room is on the lower lever under the stairs; see map below)
  • Parking: there is free parking in Shaw Ramp (lot #51) after 6 pm (see map below). There is limited parking in front of Owen for those with a faculty/student pass.
  • Note: we do not have child care for this class, but if your children are old enough to participate in the discussions, they are welcome to join us.

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Another English Opportunity!

Every Thursday evening we have an easy English Bible study. All are welcome. Join us for free dinner and a safe opportunity to learn more English by reading from the Bible.


Location Map

English Class: Minskoff Pavilion (645 N Shaw Lane, East Lansing)
Parking: Shaw Ramp (near Business College), free after 6pm


About the Class...

We believe the best way to learn English is to speak it as much as possible! Therefore, we place you into small groups where you have the chance to have more practice. With each topic we teach you new vocabulary, phrases, and idioms. And we try to have thought provoking discussion questions to challenge you to express your thoughts in English. Our tutors will help you with pronunciation, but mostly they are there as friends. We try to invite you to our homes for special events, holiday celebrations and other fun things throughout the year. Here are a few pictures of our past classes:

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