Let's Talk language learning groups

Language group in discussion

Improve your English by talking to others

If you’re a student who uses English as an Additional Language (EAL), and you want the opportunity to speak English to people from different places - including New Zealand - ‘Let’s Talk’ is for you! Having conversations with others gives you the chance to improve your listening comprehension and speaking fluency, and develop your vocabulary. Participating in the groups will also provide you a wonderful opportunity to connect with others and learn about life in other places.

How it works

‘Let’s Talk' runs four times each week for an hour. Each session is facilitated by an English Language Enrichment (ELE) adviser, and begins with a language focus, which is followed by discussion in small groups and ends with an opportunity for you to give feedback.

Online sessions are offered via Zoom on Mondays 3-4pm and Thursdays 1-2pm. On campus sessions are offered on Wednesdays 11am-12pm and Fridays 3-4pm.

Book your spot

Register for Let's Talk

Local student volunteers wanted for 'Let’s Talk'!

Did you grow up in New Zealand and did you use English in your home? If so, University of Auckland students who use English as an additional language (EAL) would love to talk to you during ‘Let’s Talk’! This group aims to help EAL students develop their proficiency in English and help them integrate into life in Auckland. You need to be available to talk on on campus or on Zoom for an hour each week. You will be provided with topic sheets to guide your conversations. To learn more, read the volunteer guide [PDF 162KB] and contact Jenny Jones.