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Thursday English Afternoons (T.E.A.)

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Practice English with our tutors and your fellow multilingual students at the Hume Center!

Spring Quarter 2024 T.E.A.

The Hume Center for Writing and Speaking is back with Thursday English Afternoons (T.E.A.). 

Meet us at Hume 102, 4:00-5:30pm

The dates this winter are (all times 4:00-5:30pm PST):

  • Thursday, April 18th
  • Thursday, April 25th
  • Thursday, May 2nd
  • Thursday, May 9th
  • Thursday, May 16th
  • Thursday, May 23rd
  • Thursday, May 30th
  • Thursday, June 6th

Please come join us starting Thursday, April 18th through Thursday, June 6th and spread the word! You can register in advance here for T.E.A. (Thursday English Afternoons).

Forgot to register? No worries, feel free to show up unannounced if you forgot to register!

What is T.E.A.?

Thursday English Afternoons (T.E.A.) is a free program that offers conversation practice for undergraduate and graduate multilingual learners at Stanford. VPUE’s student tutors (OCTs and writing tutors) are available to guide general conversation practice in the college classroom, providing tips on cross-cultural differences, basic skills in communicating in class or via email in common American idiom, and an introduction to academic speaking. You’ll have the opportunity to refine your English skills by talking with tutors and other multilingual learners.  Please note: Tutors are not trained to teach phonics or English as a second language.

Other Resources

Here are some other great resources on campus to improve your English skills!

English for Foreign Students (EFS)

This Language Center program offers many different classes to international Stanford students to hone their skills in several areas.