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December 11, 2017

How to Find a Speaking Partner Mentor

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

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

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 mentor. 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 mentor can be in person or by webcam over the Internet. When searching for a speaking partner mentor, consider the following people:

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

 

2. Explain the requirements for being a speaking partner mentor

Being speaking partner is easy.

After you have contacted your potential speaking partner mentor, 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 Saint
  • 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 mentor

Invite a Church member you know to be your speaking partner mentor. 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 mentor.

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 mentor 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 mentor 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 mentor 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 mentor who will help you become a better English speaker.

Comment on "How to Find a Speaking Partner Mentor"

Zoila Rebeca Almeida Rodríguez says:

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

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