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.


  • Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
  • Dates: every Wednesday evening, starting September 1st
  • Location: Minskoff Pavilion (next to the Business College), we will meet in the public area on the lower lever (look for our Spartan Internationals sign)
  • 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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More English and Social Opportunities!

For those who live on campus, we have a social hangout and a friendly Bible discussion on Tuesday nights. For those who want easier English, we have a dinner and Bible class on Thursday evenings. Check out our other page for more info.


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: