Practice your English conversation skills with native English speakers and GW students! Each week, Everyday English offers a space for international students to practice their English skills in an informal setting. We discuss U.S. culture, food, holidays, professional and non-academic English and more. Students are encouraged to share about their native culture as well. All English levels are welcome.
The Language Center, in conjunction with the Snyder Fund and the GW International Services Office, developed the Everyday English Program to help GW international students improve their conversational English skills. Sessions are offered one day a week during the fall and spring semesters.
Questions about Everyday English, or interested in volunteering? Contact us at [email protected].
How to Sign Up
Please click on Locations from the schedule to sign up for an appointment. All levels of English are welcome.
Please feel free to bring your lunch! For some special in-person events, we may provide snacks, but for regular sessions, you should come prepared with your own lunch.
Spring 2024 Starts 9th February, Friday
Everyday English will be holding fall oriented hangouts on campus. Please see flyer for more details.
To register, click on the date below to open the link.
Surviving Winter in DC
|University Student Center 403
|Valentines's Day/ US Holidays
|Job and Internship Searching
|Hobbies and Games
|Health and Wellbeing
|US Sports and Entertainment
|Exploring DC in Spring
|Getting Through Finals
Resources for Independent Language Practice:
Want to practice your English on your own or with your friends? Here are some suggested topics for conversations:
- 10 countries to visit at least once in a lifetime
- Your favorite book
- Your last dream
- Your worst job experience
- How to prepare your favorite meal
- What kind of music do you like?
- Most interesting/strangest/weirdest travel story!
- Do you believe in ghosts? Superstition? Myths?
We also recommend browsing the Voice of America website for news stories, videos explaining grammar and other helpful information.
Additional resources for independent English Language Practice:
- Introductions & Small Talk
- Language for professionals
- Health & Wellbeing
- Dining in D.C.
- Travel Tips
- Pop culture
- Studying for Finals
- Humor, Idioms, & Slang
- U.S. Holidays
- Networking & Interviewing
Send Feedback on the Everyday English Program
If you have any questions that were left unanswered at the end of a session or have any suggestions on how we can make improvements, please fill out our online comment box.
If you are interested in receiving emails from the Everyday English Program, please join our email list!
"Programs like Everyday English are instrumental to the success of students during their studies at GW. In addition to this, the Language Center oversees both the diagnostic language exam for the Elliott School and the placement language exam for students trying to understand which language course to enroll in. These tools are critical needs for the university, at both the undergraduate and graduate level."
Program Associate, International Education & Student Services
Elliott School of International Affairs