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Pasadena City College, Home of the PCC Lancers

Language Exchange Program

Picture of Language Exchange Board

How does it work? (Note: Find your own partner and contact them.)

Step 1: Come to the ESL Center in D306, ask the front desk staff and they will direct you to the Language Exchange Board. If you are a native English speaker, you will need to fill out a green slip and if you are a native speaker of another language, fill out the yellow slip and post it on the board.

Step 2: Wait for an interested partner to contact you or find a partner on the board with whom you’d like to start a language exchange. 

Step 3: Make arrangements to meet for conversation with your partner at times and places that are convenient for you.

Who can participate:

Students who are taking ESL classes or a foreign language. You must be able to help your partner with his/her language that s/he is learning!

Arabic

Armenian

Chinese

Japanese

French*

German*

Portuguese*

Russian*

Spanish

English/ESL

*It may be hard to find a native-speaking partner for you if you are studying one of these languages, but you can

apply and see what happens.

Will I get extra credit?

You will need to discuss this option with your instructor. If you regularly meet your partner and practice speaking the language you are learning, your grade in the class will probably improve anyway.

 

Flash PlayerWatch video of Language Exchange Pilot Program, 2009

Language Exchange Pilot Program

See a transcript of video.