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December 11, 2017

How to Find a Speaking Partner

As a student in PathwayConnect, you will have the opportunity to participate in the Speaking Partner Program to help you improve your English. This means you will need to find a speaking partner to help you practice.

Here are some tips to help you find a speaking partner:

1. Contact a Church member who speaks English fluently

Contact a Church member you know to help you learn English by becoming your speaking partner. If you don’t know anyone who speaks English, ask members in your branch or ward if they know anyone.

Your weekly appointments with your speaking partner can be in person or by webcam over the Internet. When searching for a speaking partner, consider the following people:

  • A ward or branch member
  • A family member
  • Former missionaries who served in your ward or branch
  • Other Church members who speak English fluently

 

2. Explain the requirements for being a speaking partner

Being a speaking partner is easy.

After you have contacted your potential speaking partner, explain to them that to serve, all they need to do is:

  • Speak English fluently
  • Be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Participate in a 30-minute appointment once a week for 12 consecutive weeks

3. Invite them to be your speaking partner

Invite a Church member you know to be your speaking partner. To do this, reach out to them through email, social media, or another form of communication. Explain to them that you are enrolled in PathwayConnect and are working to improve your English skills. Ask if they would be willing to help you learn and direct them to the link where they can apply to become your speaking partner.

Here is a sample invitation:

Dear James,

I am a PathwayConnect student and need help practicing my English skills. Will you please be my speaking partner and help me learn English?

To serve, all you need to do is:

  • Speak English fluently
  • Be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Participate in a 30-minute appointment once a week for 12 consecutive weeks

If you are willing to volunteer as my speaking partner this semester, please let me know. We can then schedule a time that works for both of us to meet for 30 minutes each week.

Thank you!

You can do it!

Finding a speaking partner may seem difficult, but there are many people who are willing to help you practice your English skills. By following these tips, you will be able find a speaking partner who will help you become a better English speaker.

Comments on "How to Find a Speaking Partner"

Zoila Rebeca Almeida Rodríguez says:

Thank you, this information is very helpful for me.
Sicerely: Rebeca Almeida Rodríguez

M. Alonso Diaz says:

Great article! Great ideas! Thank’s Pathway Communications team!

Nehry Naranjo says:

Thanks a lot!!

Dashmaa says:

Oh, this was the best one. I was very lost in this part 🙂

Thank you

Abimeleth says:

Thanks…for this informations

Nora says:

Thank you!

samuel ifesinachi says:

The person I choose as my partner is not responding please what do I do?

Darius Teeboy Gbondo says:

I had a speaking partner in the first semester, when I was doing life skills. Will I need different partner for the math course?

Evelin Santos says:

How i can fine a speaking partner online??

Rachel Rossette says:

Hi Evelin! If you don’t know any members or ward in your ward who speak English, try posting on your social media account (Facebook, Instagram) and asking if anyone can speak with you! Even if they don’t live close to you, you can video chat with them anywhere in the world! Just make sure they’re fluent in English, a member of the Church, are 18 years old or older, and can meet once a week for 12 weeks for 30 minutes each time.

Darlyn Dela Rosa says:

I can’t register my speaking partner. I don’t know what to do? My speaking partner still asking something about how long that I need them so for now o don’t have speaking partner.

Rachel Rossette says:

Hi Darlyn! Your speaking partner needs to be able to speak with you for 12 weeks (one semester). If they’re not able to do it for that long, ask another person who is fluent in English if they would be able to do it with you until you complete the semester. The important thing is that you’re able to practice your English with someone who can help your speaking skills, even if it’s not with the same person!

Gisela says:

Thanks! This is good to practice english!!

Gisela says:

Hi! I know the Speaking Partner will help us to improve this language; specially with the pronunciation! I don’t have my Speaking partner yet, but I hope I will have very soon!😊 Have a good night!!

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